Sept. 7, 2014
What tricks did you try to get your kid into learning after a long summer break? Did any of them help? If you are still struggling about how to get your kids into the learning mode, you may find some of these tips useful.
- Turn learning into a fun activity
Learning becomes easy and natural when children are having fun. There are many ways to do this. Making giant letters with your kid’s favorite food ingredients would help them better memorize the alphabet. A challenging task such as reading can be turned into a theatrical performance when you and your kid play different characters. If you think you’ve tried everything, there are plenty of interactive games for smart devices aimed at educating children.
- Engage all kid’s senses
Every child learns differently; some prefer to learn by seeing, others by hearing, yet others through experiencing things. With a visual learner you may want to look at pictures when learning new words. Kids that have an auditory learning style however would prefer listening to a story. Kinesthetic learners learn best through doing things and will appreciate hands-on experience. Although one of these styles could be dominant, applying various learning styles would add a variety to the process of learning.
- Foster your child‘s curiosity
Encourage your children to express their opinion and talk about their feelings while they’re learning. When reading a book try to ask questions that spark conversation rather than asking a question requiring a yes/no answer. If kids learn the alphabet, ask them to find or touch objects around them that start with the letters they learnt, or better yet, have them spell their names.
Your kids’ progress largely depends on you and on the learning atmosphere you create. We hope that our tips will help motivate your child to learn.