Many kids today do not get involved in learning challenging educational subjects because they perceive it to be boring and time-consuming. You can change this perspective by adding little touches of fun to their learning journey. Wouldn't it be nice if your child wanted to learn everyday even without your supervision?
Include Yourself in the Fun
One important step to make learning fun is to set a positive example for learning. Your kids would want to read a book if they see you reading one with enjoyment and consistency. You are your kids' idol and whatever they see you do, they follow. Learn the alphabet or count numbers with them. Join them in their memorization of their favorite nursery song. By including yourself in the fun, learning is encouraged.
Involve Them in Educational Games
Learning does not have to be just hours of sitting, writing and reading. You can convert the lessons into games. The kids can pretend that they are word pirates in search for the alphabet treasure. They can join you in a game of scrabble or word factory. If you want to know what educational games are available for appropriate ages and genders, ask your family pediatrician or a child psychologist.
If you have three kids in the family who are more or less on the same learning level, you can encourage them to compete. They could race for a chocolate ice cream treat by blurting out all the 5-letter words that they can remember. If siblings are not available, they have friendly competition with classmates or church pals. Not only do competitions make learning fun, they also encourage camaraderie.
Invest in Educational Toys and Gadgets
We can't deny that the current world is full of technological advancements. They need to be educated with these gadgets as early as possible. For toys, there are those that deal with shapes, numbers, and letters. You could also let them play building blocks or clay to arouse their creativity. For gadgets, there are those that encourage interaction and sharpen thinking skills. Once your kids will get a hold of these items, it is almost guaranteed that they will not remove their hands from them ever again (you will need to place limits so that they do not become single focused).
Invite Kids to Watch Educational Shows
Do not allow your children to consume shallow TV shows or movies. Since they are at an age where they could easily pick up what they observe, it is best that you provide shows with positive influences. Avoid adult shows in the guise of kid's cartoons because these just teach your kids rude manners, sexual innuendos, and violence. Educational shows encourage your children to move and explore different learning possibilities. Kid documentaries are good shows to pique a child's curiosity. Always remember to first sift through the programs your children watch.
Learning is a perpetual process that even adults should experience on a daily basis. If you encourage your children immerse themselves in the process as early as possible, they will end up being wise persons in the future.