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Education for children today is completely different from what it used to be. Today’s generation is born into a world of advanced technology. Gaming, mobile phones, tablets, etc. have become a part of daily lives and they wouldn’t even be able to imagine a world without it. This is one of the reasons why keeping their attention is getting increasingly difficult. It’s ultimately up to parents to make learning fun for kids. Here are some ways to do so.
1.Technology to Teach
Several child day care centers, preschool and elementary schools have begun using technology as a teaching tool rather than solely for entertainment purposes. Devices such as iPads and other tablets have a lot of educational applications that children can really enjoy learning on.
2. Learning is Doing
Spend some time with your child doing things in order to learn. Simple day-to-day activities can be learned by watching and imitating. This is one of the most surefire methods of inspiring your child learn and child care.
3. Singing Stimulates
There’s a reason that nursery rhymes have been passed down for generations. It’s because children like music and rhymes and find them stimulating. There are a number of rhymes available today to help your children learn. With hand actions, they help build motor skills and hand eye coordination as well.
Intensive research that turning things into games makes for much better learning, especially for this younger generation. Think of fun games to play with your kids. ‘Float or sink’, for example, gives them a concept of weight and is an effective means to teach them one concept that they can truly grasp.
5. Education via TV
There’s a whole bunch of nonsense on television today, but there are certain channels and shows that cater specifically to children. Look out for the good ones and watch them with your child.