Giving your kids a good education is so important for their future. The problem is that for both parents and kids, lessons and school aren’t always very exciting. If kids are bored, they’re less likely to engage which means they won’t be learning as much.
So, what can you do to overcome this? Make education as fun as possible! In this guide, you’ll find some great activities that will help your kids to learn and have fun!
Get screen time right
In today’s age of smartphones, laptops, and tablets, screentime is unavoidable. So, how can you help your kids to get the most out of screen time? Instead of choosing typical cartoons, why not choose some educational content?
There are some great free kids cartoons available on YouTube that your kids will love! The bright colors and fun characters will keep their attention so they don’t get distracted. These cartoons will teach your children valuable life lessons and other important ideas!
Sight words memory game
This is a simple game that you can either create yourself or buy a readymade version. All you need is a few palm cards and a pen. Choose words that are appropriate for your child and place them face down. Make sure you have pairs of your chosen words, mix them up, and place them facedown on a table or flat surface.
Have your child flip a card, read, and place it face down again. The goal is to find the matching pairs until all of the cards are face-up in their pairs. This will help your child’s memory, vocabulary, and reading skills.
‘Pin the Plane’ Geography
If you want to help your child’s geography skills, all you need is a large map and some toy planes or pins. You can start by asking them to pin planes on countries or continents. For older kids, you can ask them to place pins on global capital cities, or even major cities in your country.
This is a fun way to grow their knowledge of the world.
Alphabet Treasure Hunt
For this game, you’ll need a camera or a tickbox map. To play this game at home, ask them to find items that start with a certain letter. If you want to play this game outside, arm your child with a camera or your phone (whichever is more drop-proof) and ask them to take pictures of things that start with certain letters.
Grow their love of books
Reading is an essential life skill for every child. Start their love of books early with great books that will teach them important lessons.
Visit Museums and Zoos
One of the best parts of school is the field trips. They don’t have to be limited to school though. Taking your kids to museums, zoos, and other institutions is a great way to help your kids learn about the world while having fun.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to help your kids learn and have fun at the same time!