As parents in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, we’re all feeling the pressure to fill the roles of mother, entertainer, chef, comforter and teacher. We’re probably all well-versed with keeping the kids entertained, cooking them their favourite meals and keeping them safe and happy, but as far as teaching goes, many of us are stumped!
Following the work that has been set by their teachers is straightforward enough and keeping to a simple schedule has been proven to be the best approach. However, sitting for hours studying can get a little dull, not only for the kids but for you too. Kids learn effectively when they’re engaged and having fun!
So, to enhance the learning process, read on to make home-schooling fun with these educational ideas.
If you have a backyard, great! If not, then make good use of your allotted exercise time and head into the great outdoors. Exploring nature is an exciting way to learn about the world around them, from minibeasts to flowers, water, and the weather – there’s a lot to learn. Try printing some nature checklists so they can tick off everything they see when they’re enjoying time outdoors. Printer ink running a little low? Don’t worry, printerinks can help you find compatible xerox printer cartridges.
Have fun with languages
Learning another language is something that takes potentially years to perfect. However, you can get your kids started by making it fun! Decide what language you want to learn, and then find out the words for objects around your home and then label them. Check out YouTube videos or kid-themed online tutorials, research the chosen country and have fun!
Remember the importance of art
When you’re home-schooling it’s easy to forget the importance of art and culture in your child’s education. Whether they just like to get messy or you have a little Picasso at home, creating art can be incredibly soothing and it’s a great way to express themselves. So, break out the pencils, chalk, paper and paints.
Play more games!
It really is that simple. When you sit together to play a board game or complete a puzzle book, you’re getting your child to think ahead and helping them to develop their problem-solving skills. Games such as Scrabble or Monopoly junior have obvious links to improving mathematics and spelling skills and classic games like ‘Guess Who?’ even help your child with their ability to process information and focus and attention skills.