Guide: How to Incorporate Fun into your Child’s lessons for growth
Even for the best teachers and parents, keeping students interested and encouraged can be a challenge. It's easy to teach the same lessons again and again season simply because they've worked in the past, without giving much thought to the current level of interest among students. Yet, even the best curriculum still requires some variation to keep learning fun once in a while.
Guide: How to incorporate fun into your child’s lessons for growth
Similarly, students need to be informed of learning approaches that are both productive and engaging for them. Both teachers and students can work together to improve the learning process and make it fun and engaging.
Below are some ways that can help teachers, parents and students with this process of making learning fun.
1. Organize their learning time according to their needs
Each student has a different way of learning and absorbing information. Are they a visual learner, or do they learn better with a hands-on approach or through listening to a podcast?
By determining which method works best, both teacher and student will have a more fulfilling learning experience.
Evaluate your child's best way to learn, are they auditory learners, graphical learners or physical learners?
You can determine the way your students and kids learn by taking a quick quiz about learning styles on the Internet, or by engaging a professional to evaluate their learning behavior.
Use that experience to design the lesson plans and classes at home. Grant them heaps of breaks to move around, if they have difficulty sitting still. Introduce plenty of pictures into the lessons if they are visual learners.
Use personality tests to figure out their learning style!
If you are uncertain about the learning styles of your kids, try to get a clue using a quiz or quick evaluation. A variety of these is available online for free. You can even try bringing in a professional if you have the funds.
2. Tailor your lessons to your students
It's straightforward to expect all kids to have the same amount of concentration and plan the lessons accordingly This is certainly not the case, however. Although asking a six-year-old to sit through a half-hour lesson may not seem unrealistic, this is a very long period of the scheduled time for most six-year-olds.
What science projects can you do?
Some science project that you can include in your small science fair is "the eruption of the volcano", "a simple science of tooth decay", "how antacids work?", "does mint actually cool things down?" and "a helmet crash test."
you generally need basic knowledge of "science" or other subjects for this
These tests not only give the basic science knowledge to your children but also indulge your child's growth and understanding such as why you always wear helmets while riding a bike or how to check your tooth-decay.
3. Give freedom to your kids
Knowing that your child would enjoy hands-on activities and figuring things out on their own.
Instead of having a top-down, information feed approach, teachers can provide them with the freedom to explore and engage with the learning material in their own way, such as by drawing diagrams, role-playing or using arts and crafts.
Instead of restricting their imagination or checking it, let their ingenuity roam free. Provide the kids with the freedom to express themselves in a range of ways.
You can let them choose how to convey their learning by providing them with various activity choices. For instance, you can let them choose between writing a piece, drawing a diagram, or doing a reenactment for a lesson on history.
4. Get involved and pay attention by playing games with your child
Having taught your child a lesson or explored an idea with them, let them play an instructional game that will assess them on their new knowledge. By gamifying an idea, children become more motivated and engaged to learn.
How do I create such a game?
Firstly, get to know the interests and passion of your child. Make sure that the game you create focuses on that theme of interest. While it is important to focus on academic knowledge and studies, their other interests and passions must be recognized and encouraged for a more holistic environment. Children can also approach their teachers to learn more about a topic that they are interested in.
Spend some time with your child to get to know them better
Most kids love to receive personalized attention because that makes them feel better. They are more likely to pay attention to the lesson as you fulfill a child's need for validation. When the kids sit down for reading, make an effort to do some of your reading too.
Fun has always been a subjective feeling that differs from everyone. Once you truly figure out how to approach your child with fun, values that are incorporated will be much easier to put in.
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