According to research, when children get access to as little as 15 minutes of playtime, some of that time will be used to learn some mathematical and spatial principles. It shows us that children do not only learn from books and organised class sessions. With this in mind, as a parent, do not hesitate to allow your kids to learn using different approaches. Below are a few ways to assist your kids in studying and having fun at the same time.
Create a game
Your kids will be able to learn easier and faster when they have some sort of a game version of their lessons. It will help them have fun while studying at home and make them look forward to the next study session. Even with adults, you will notice that it is a lot easier to remember words from a puzzle as compared to words encountered while flipping through the pages of a dictionary or encyclopedia. So, consider turning your kids’ lessons into games such as puzzles, riddles, flashcards, board games, etc. Games come with a sense of achievement and pleasure, so allow your children to indulge in them.
Mix up your kids studies with other fun activities
For both adults and children, it is easier to study when you are looking forward to some exciting breaks to keep you refreshed. Sometimes, the mere fact that you get to do something of interest during your break helps to keep you alert during your study session. These may include watching a few minutes or more of your favourite movie, quickly checking out social media updates or engaging in a hobby.
The key to these switches is to know the right amount of time to break for. Also, for children, you should consider monitoring their breaks since they may not have developed the self-discipline to do so. This is because some children may find it difficult to return to studies when they have prolonged breaks. Therefore, it would be best to study their concentration patterns and get to know which period works best for them.
Have a change of environment
It can get very boring for most people when they do not change scenery while studying. So as a parent, you can help your kids study by encouraging or helping them to switch up the scenery while studying. The change may involve moving from one room to the other at home or moving from an indoor space into an outdoor area such as a porch or even the park.
Try to encourage your children of all ages, for example, your college or high school level kids to partake in study trips. For instance, UK study trips serve as a great platform for students to learn about history related to locations while enjoying sceneries. A child who is taught something on a study trip is more likely to recollect what they were taught. This is because a lot of people recollect better when they study by association. This association may be with scenes, events, sounds, smells, etc.
Studying is not supposed to feel like a chore considering the many benefits it comes with. However, it may begin to feel like a chore depending on the approach you use. As a parent, help your kids not just tolerate but also enjoy their studies by trying out the above tips or any others you are comfortable with. Lastly, keep in mind that no matter how silly your approach may seem, all that matters is that you get the desired results.