Kids are like sponges, they soak up knowledge. As a rule, kids will learn more easily with a bit of repetition. That’s why it’s a good idea to provide some extra learning materials at home through various homework tasks and activities.
As a mom, I recognize the importance of being able to inspire kids to learn at home. And so I’ve researched and gathered together a range of ideas to help parents.
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So here are a few ways to teach kids while they’re at home with you.
If a child is struggling on a particular topic or needs extra help, here are some tips for teaching kids effectively within the home.
Not every time is appropriate for learning. For example, when they just come back from school, it’s not always the best time for them to be going straight back into education. Kids need a break. Often it’s productive to do any extra learning after dinner.
Think about when you do these learning activities on the weekend too. It’s important to not overstimulate them with too much educational content as it doesn’t provide them with much time to relax and enjoy their childhood.
The space around them is just as influential as the work in front of them. That’s why it’s good to try and recreate the learning space at school with classroom decorations. Encourage them to create their own learning materials to put on the walls as this will help to further feed the information into their brains.
As they go through different topics, introduce new decor to help with the learning experience.
Learning can be fun, which is why it’s important to try and provide these learning materials in different ways. Not everything needs to be learned through a paper document. It could be something that’s reenacted or played out on a video. There could be games played that can help the child become more engaged in what they’re learning.
By making learning fun, it can help the child grow up enjoying education, rather than seeing it as a chore that they’re just trying to get through and out the other side.
As a parent, it’s important to be patient. Not every child is going to get the answer the first time around. Some may struggle with certain topics more than others. Some teachers might not have taught the lesson well, which will make it harder for you. Plus, as a parent, the curriculum being learned might be something that seems alien to you.
Try to be more patient where possible and listen carefully when it comes to what they are saying or needing help on.
Distractions are part and parcel of teaching at home. There are distractions everywhere, which means more effort needs to be made in eliminating those distractions where possible. Find ways to remove the distractions so that more time can be spent utilized on learning the topics at hand.
Of course, no one can be 100% productive all the time and everyone has their lazy days, so take some sessions with a pinch of salt.
Teaching kids effectively at home is a wonderful benefit that kids can use to help them be more successful in school.
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