School isn't the only location where people can learn. You are your child's teacher when they are at home. But everything doesn't have to feel like a lecture. Disguising learning activities as a fun time will get your kids interested in learning something new.
Whether you're attempting to prevent the dreaded "summer slip" or simply searching for a kid-sized mental tune-up, you'll need ideas to keep those little academics' minds engaged. These learning activities for kids are so fun that they may not even know how instructive they are. Even better, the crafts are low-prep, quick to clean up, and mainly utilize ordinary household materials. Dip into the old art supplies bin, collect some toys, and you'll be ready to whip up an instructive project in no time.
Fun And Engaging Learning Activities for Children At Home
Try out these 8 fun and useful learning activities for kids that you can easily perform at home.
1. Play Educational Games
Play learning activities that get your kids moving while they learn about a range of subjects to put learning into motion.
Begin with a simple game that teaches farm animals, numbers, colors (make a hue scavenger hunt! ), and shapes to toddlers. Adapt the game for school-aged students to include anatomy, global governance, foreign language, and history. The only limit to what you may teach with this game is your imagination.
2. Learn the Fundamentals of Phonics
One of the most beautiful gifts you can offer your child is the ability to read. Learning the fundamentals of phonics (the concept that letters create certain sounds) prepares children for spelling and reading preparation.
You don't have to sit in a chair for hours on end repeating letter sounds. Try learning activities that turn phonics learning into an adventure rather than a tiresome lesson. To bring their phonics teachings to life, kids may play games (search for objects that begin with particular sounds), seek for letters, construct alphabet books, and even utilize a digital camera.
3. Writing Practices
Writing is a skill that your children will need throughout their lives. Teach children to write using techniques other than a pencil and paper. Make a mess. Allow them to track. Join the dots. Shape letters out of Play-Doh or create letters with shaving foam. They'll be entertained while also being better prepared for school.
If you have preschoolers, teach them the alphabet and how to move each letter. Encourage school-age children to improve their handwriting by assisting them with their daily writing and learning activities.
4. Color Recognition
At a young age, children are interested in learning their colors. For this, you'll arrange a bundle of multicolored pom-poms on a route to identify colors, learn how to count, and begin sorting, all while encouraging gross motor skills. At the same time, by allowing them to pick up the small things, you are assisting them in developing their fine motor abilities through learning activities.
5. Improve Counting Skills
Teaching your kid to count may appear to be an easy task, but repeating numbers in the proper order is just the beginning. Play a game in which kids may physically touch the things they are counting. In addition, studies suggest that hands-on tasks and learning activities engage children's brains and help them learn better.
Children with excellent counting abilities might attempt a variant of the game that will push them to think beyond counting to three and in terms of how many items they actually see in front of them.
6. Teach Maths
Because math is all around us, it is a simple topic to teach. Add the number of individuals that are waiting in line at a restaurant. To find out how many people are thirsty, divide the number of soccer players on the field by the number of water bottles on the bench.
Preschoolers may get a head start on number recognition (look for digits when playing "I Spy") and learn to count. For school-age youngsters, use arithmetic games, an abacus, and even cookies, and other learning activities to solve fractions and other complex math problems.
7. Listen, Sing, Create Music
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" could be on repeat in your kids' playlists. But there are so many other musical things and learning activities you can do as a family to establish a love of music in your children that they will keep with them throughout their life.
Fun music courses, building your own instruments (for example, adding bells to a paper plate to make a tambourine), and playing musical games will help you hit the proper note. Create a music trivia game and act out the answers, or record instrument sounds and play them back to see if your child can guess the answer.
8. Try Science Experiments at Home
When you think of a "science experiment," you might imagine a chemical lab explosion. You don't have to transform your kitchen into a war zone to educate your children in science at home.
Preschoolers will love easy science projects that don't need much effort on their side (make a form with gumdrops and toothpicks) but are jam-packed with exciting learning activities and possibilities. Your school-age children may undertake more complicated scientific activities that won't leave your house in shambles when they're completed.
Whatever it is that has you and the kids cooped up for longer than usual will pass in due order – and then you'll be back to missing your little munchkins while they're at school. Take advantage of the extra time you have together while it lasts. So engage your kids in fun and exciting learning activities to make their experiences worthwhile!