Getting your kids to actually pay attention to their studies is a herculean job. This statement can be backed by almost every parent in the world. Your children are willing to invest their time and attention in everything but their studies. And let’s face it, can you really blame them when you had done exactly the same when you were their age? However, now that you are an adult, you know the importance of education. And you know why your parents used to nag you all the time to keep your eyes glued to your textbooks. However, kids these days are smarter. The one thing they keep thinking of is, “what if someone could write my homework.” They want to, because that they don’t find it exciting for themselves.
Thus, as a parent, one should always keep looking for ways and means to make learning entertaining for the kids so that homework actually becomes fun and not something to escape from. Fear not of running out of ideas, because we have brought a list of ideas for you to look at which might inspire you in making education interesting for the kids. Use and customize these ideas, and you are all set.
- Make use of the letter fishing games:
Remember how as a kid, we used to have color fishing games? Well, the good folks at the gaming house have now come up with letting fishing games as well. With twenty-six fishes to catch corresponding to the 26 letters of the alphabet, your kids can have a fun time learning while also becoming an ace virtual fisherman or fisherwoman. The best part about teaching them with the means of live or virtual games is that your kids will never forget about it because they were having fun while learning about these. Their learning is more intrinsic than through extreme concentration.
- Use games like monopoly and more to make them learn finance:
Let us face it; finance is the most important part of adult life. How often have you made use of geometry while trying to make your monthly budgets? That is not to say it is not important but managing your finance is of utmost importance. Thus, it is very important to make your kids learn about the importance of finance right from the get-go. Games like monopoly and more can help in the same. They will make your kids understand the value of money and help them make wiser decisions in the future. Who knows, because of these leanings, they become a very successful entrepreneur in the future?
- Use dominoes to help your kids with maths:
For most of us, maths is what we are most scared of at any point in our lives. Sure, when we are first starting off with addition and subtraction, it is all fun and games. But the moment alphabets make an entry, all that is gone for a toss. However, you can strengthen your kid’s basic math skills with the help of dominoes for a more fun time learning. It will also help keep your kids’ attention on the problems in front of him rather than on his digital gaming device.
- Use your iPads and digital device for a fun time learning:
It is not the fault of your digital device in capturing your kids’ attention. The best part about a digital device is how you are actually using it to make it beneficial to your kid’s learning process. There is a multitude of YouTube channels and learning apps that are created just to help your kids in learning better through digital interactive learning. Also, the fact that it is available for visual stimulation also helps keep your kids’ attention glued to the screen.
- Art lessons:
Every child loves to show off their artistic side. Combine art classes with learning, and you can be sure that your kids will never forget either their colors or their letters and alphabets. After all, this is their age to think (and paint) out of the box without actually following the rules. Give them the freedom, and you will see magic happening.
- Use Music:
Music is a great way to calm hyper minds while also helping your children learn. We must be aware, that when we talk about education, it includes all the fine arts and sports as well. If you want your kid to grow up to be an all-around individual, one must never underestimate the importance of music. Teach them an instrument, and you will not regret it. Music will help increase their concentration levels and also help them in phonetics and identifying sounds.
Often the most underrated aspect of learning is sports. Most parents tend to overlook them as they believe that it will not help their kids academically. However, academics should not be our only focus when it comes to the growth of your kids. Play games with them, it can be anything from table tennis, to cricket, to football to baseball. Teach them a team sport, and they will learn all about hard work, team spirit, and respect. These are in fact, more important learning of life than their academics. These ideals will teach them to go up ahead in life.
Now that you have a list of ideas to make playtime infuse with learning time for your kids, try out these ideas. In fact, you can always customize the ideas to your children’s affinity which will make it even more interesting for them. In fact, ideas like this will finally make it easier for you to teach your kids their basic educational necessities without making it a super difficult task. It will be like a homework help desk. And isn’t that what we are ultimately looking at? Maximum benefit with minimum effort. These ideas will keep you set for at least a while.