Philadelphia, PA - You can have fun with your kids while they learn by integrating Learning Activities into your daily routine. For instance, you can engage in online language classes or fun arts and craft activities with your kids. Listed below are a few fun ideas and activists to make learning fun.
Language Classes Online
Spanish is the second most studied language in the world and is spoken by approximately 559 million people worldwide. Research shows that learning a second language from a young age boosts problem-solving skills, critical thinking, memory, and concentration. As well as boosting creativity and overall cognitive development. Not to mention it will help their career prospects and make them more open-minded and tolerant of other cultures. You can find the best personalized, fun and affordable classes for kids online.
Backyard Treasure Hunt
The theme can be ANYTHING. Do you have very young children learning the alphabet? Hide letters around the garden. When they have found them, they can tell you what they are, put them in order, find something in the garden that begins with that letter…the possibilities are endless! The same can be done with pre-school maths. Give kids a sheet with some basic calculations, for example, 1+2. Your kids need to find the answer somewhere in the backyard. Do they need some literacy practice? Write or type words onto a piece of paper. Hide letters around the garden. Your kids must find the correct letters to spell each word on their worksheet. Want to give it a seasonal theme? Hide paper turkeys, Christmas-themed items, or eggs around the garden. You can relate these to literacy or math and give your kids a tick sheet. When they find the items, they tick them off. Or they draw the items they find. Use your imagination. Your backyard has plenty of treasures to offer!
Gardening and Planting
Teaching our kids about nature, gardening and planting is not only fun but teaches them essential life skills and can help with motor skills, language, and science knowledge. Plant seeds and watch your kid’s amazement as their plants grow. Plant vegetables and get your kids excited about eating them, teaching them about nutrition on the way. Keep a planting and gardening journal with weekly observations of the garden. Do a bug hunt and teach your kids about habitats. Use the garden as inspiration for arts and crafts projects.
Arts and Crafts
This not only helps your kids to develop their creativity but also provides essential motor skills practice like cutting and sticking. Like the treasure hunt, you can adapt this to any theme. Your kids can learn about colors and mixing through painting. Cut, stick, and color activities for math, literacy, science, history amongst other subjects! There are a wealth of resources on the net.
Cooking and Baking
This is another great activity for teaching your kids about nutrition, math and science. Use food coloring, cookie cutters, and edible glitter to give your kids a kick out of cooking. Link to their favorite TV shows, movies or games. Do your kids love Dr. Seuss as much as mine? Check out some Dr. Seuss-inspired recipes.
Whatever you do…
Remember that kids will always learn more when they are enjoying themselves. So, go with their interests and personalities and see them blossom.