Your Child’s Education: Learning Outside the Textbook
Every kid has his or her own learning style. Some kids can read the textbook and understand the information. Some kids learn by asking questions. Some kids understand by seeing concepts in action and creating things with their hands.
Being forced to learn in one manner can make a child lose interest in learning. With the opportunity to homeschool, we can make sure that our kids not only value, but also enjoy, their education!
How Do I Know Which Activities to Do With My Kid?
Let your child guide the way to their education. If they become interested in a certain topic, for example, ocean animals, let them delve into that topic. Let them read books, watch movies and documentaries, and create dioramas about ocean life.
This will help kids find their interests and see how much fun learning truly is. They will be motivated to learn if it is driven by themselves. Keep an eye out for newfound interests and build upon them.
How Do I Motivate and Excite My Child?
Get excited with them! When kids are not in school with their classmates, they need someone else to get excited with about what they’re learning.
Do science projects together, read books side by side, or sit down and watch that documentary together. You never know, it just might pique your interest in learning something new as well!
What Are Some Ways I Can Make Activities Exciting?
Children have large imaginations, so let them embrace their imagination in a world full of color. Get the markers, paints, and crayons out. Play colorful board games.
Remember, learning is not always tied to a subject, but also about gaining skills. Playing board games can also teach students about rules, tactics, and strategizing. These are all great learning activities for our kids.
Memorizing VS. Learning
The most important thing of all is realizing that understanding something, rather than memorizing it, is the key to learning. In school, we are conditioned to memorize, but that is often not the best way for some kids to learn.
Instead, it is important to find activities that are versatile and can be personalized for each learner. Interest is what guides understanding.
An example of such activities are STEM education series, where there are many options for how your child can learn about STEM. From picture books to interactive ebooks to DIY kits, you can customize your own child’s STEM education.
These are fun and engaging resources that are the solution to love learning outside of the boring textbook.
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