Everyone is stuck at home, parents aren’t going to work, and kids aren’t going to school. Some parents are worried that the lockdown will mess with the education of their kids. While kids may not be going to school, their learning doesn’t have to stop.
Parents can become teachers and help their children learn. Child development expert, Angela Pyle of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, said that children are not used to seeing parents as teachers. But parents can still make learning fun.
Pyke also said that play-based learning is more engaging and less stressful. It makes knowing fun. There are various ways in which parents can make teaching exciting. They can design games that will challenge the child and push him towards knowledge.
The traditional hide and seek can become a letter play. For little kids, parents can hide letters in corners of the house, and the kids have to find it. If the kids are a bit older, they can learn how to spell out words from the letter they see.
Lego can also be made into an excellent learning sport. Kids can calculate the number of blocks that need to make a formation. Framing a game that interests the child and is fun is challenging. That’s why you need to find a game that your kid enjoys.
Building things can also help the child out, and it will bring out their artistic as well scientific side. They can do science experiments, or create crafts, or do both.
And if teaching through games ever get’s tiresome, there’s always good old fashion reading together. Here are some great tips for reading to your child that will help them get the most out of the experience.
This Pandemic has allowed parents to spend more time with their kids. They can utilize it to better bond with their children.