Whether you home school your children or they are home for the holidays, it’s important that you keep their minds sharp so that they can flourish once they return to their schools. You don’t have to be trained as a teacher in order to keep your children’s imagination and intellects bright. Instead, consider these creative ideas that will keep your kids fully focused on learning at home, even during the longest of holidays.
Songs and Singing
One of the best ways that you can make a child learn is through singing. It can trigger your memory response, especially if songs are used to learn new facts. You can use songs in any sort of subject, whether that be for your kids’ learning time-tables or learning how to spell new words. Not only does singing with your child come with a wide range of health benefits, but it can improve their communication skills and potentially develop a future passion. If your child has a problem then singing is a great way to help them remember some of the harder parts of their learning experience.
Drawing on the walls
Although you may have the primmest and proper home full of designer furniture, tabletops where a table lamp is a great addition to bring out the character of any room and expensive electronics, if you want to encourage your child to keep learning, why not design a wall that your child can draw on? You can paint a small blank surface on a wall that you can use to inspire your children to paint, draw, and even to write out new pieces of information on. This is a great way to encourage their creativity and keep them learning even if they do end up making a mess. Just make sure to protect the floor and any nearby surfaces that could get covered in paint.
One of the best ways of fuelling a child’s imagination is by offering them books to read. This can include non-fiction, fiction and picture books. Try setting up an area of your house where your child can have their own private story den that is tailored to their interests and tastes. Each day, organise an hour where they can read a study book, whilst at other times they can read something more fun and carefree. Don’t forget to try and give some comfy seating to the area and even some blankets and beanbag seats. This should help them relax and get ready to allow their imaginations to practically run away with them.
Don’t just focus all of your home learning on the normal school subjects. It’s important for a child to get outside and learn all about nature and how to be respectful towards it. That’s why you may want to plan some garden activities for your children to enjoy. You can help them learn how to plant flowers, learn about insects and even grow their own vegetables. This can be a great way to link up with their own cooking skills if they grow their own produce.