Kids aren’t often time really hard to handle especially when it comes to teaching them. Studying is not exactly fun for them and they get bored too easily. Getting them to learn something can pose an immense challenge especially if it’s based on memory, let alone making it fun. Well, don’t blame the kids; we all used to do the same! Remember when you were introduced to the multiplication tables and how sadly you had to cram it up? Well, it’s the same for them. However, there are ways you can make learning fun all you need to do is capture their attention.
Reading to your kid is the best way to capture their attention. It opens their world to a number of possibilities and helps them to listen better and catch on to the words.
- Encourage your child
No matter what their interests them, always encourage your child to learn. Whether they want to study literature or study the human body, encourage them to go ahead it. It boosts up their confidence to choose and pursue what they love.
- Take a healthy interest in their school work
When your child returns from school, or a play school, ask them what they learned today or what was taught to them. Ask whether they have any assignments or projects and how they wish to accomplish it. Listen to their ideas and then advise them. However, there’s a fine line between taking an interest and just poking into their business. Be careful not to tread upon it.
- Provide with different learning techniques
If you have a toddler, give them building blocks or puzzles to solve as it helps their creativity. If you have teens, incorporate technology into it. Every teen is very tech prone now and this helps them quench their thirst for that tablet, games, etc.
- Incorporate fun activities
The best way to ensure that your kid is having fun is to indulge in fun educational activities. Organize a treasure hunt based on questions from a subject which they know, or arrange for quizzes or even allow them to create clay models for certain things. This will entertain them and will also stay embedded in their memory.
- Celebrate accomplishments
No matter what it is, all accomplishments are to be celebrated. This gives them much confidence and motivates them to study better. If they get some answer correct or win a prize, reward them in some way.
- Strength training
It involves finding the area in which your child is best at and improving it through various means. This can be achieved by practicing more or even by incorporating various techniques to remember things from that area better.
- Interconnecting learning with experience
You need to ensure that your child can interlink their learning with practical usage and this can be done by taking day trips or vacation. When out on trips explain and link each and every thing that he asks and state its practical usage. This way it is bound to stay in his memory.
- Make them the boss
Make them stay in control of the learning process as it will impart a sense of confidence which will make it fun for them.
- Theme it up
For pre-teens, arrange interesting themes as it will make the learning process faster and will also capture their attention.
Thus, it is easy to capture a child’s attention and to ensure that they have fun while studying. All you need to do is ensure that you employ these methods. However, do remember that each child has their own limits and are special in their own way and it is better not to push them too much.