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Studying lessons and writing homework are activities that few children do with pleasure. For this reason, many parents are forced to look for alternative methods to make homeschooling fun. In this article, we bring to your attention some inspiring ideas on how you and your little ones can easily combine the useful with the enjoyable.
1. Use objects around you (bottles, boxes, books) to explain key lessons to your child, such as those about weight, size, geometry, etc..
2. Recall what weather was foretold by different types of clouds or how to make a barometer with tools and tell these things to your child. And at night, take some time to look at the sky and identify stars. Easy and interesting astronomy, right?
3.Picture puzzles can teach children many things: names of countries, cities, shapes, etc. It is recommended to gradually buy puzzles with more pieces - their successful ordering, for sure, will make kids feel satisfied with their achievements. You can also make a wooden puzzle yourself with a picture of your choice. Making it will bring you extra cheerful moments spent with the family.
4. Cooking is an everyday process that you can use to teach kids a little math. Ask them to weigh ingredients or calculate calories. Don't forget to talk about the relationship between nutrition and healthy living.
5. History is a science abundant with data. Therefore, it is often considered boring by children. You can change this by reading them history books/comics or watching historical documentaries/feature films.
6. Lessons can also become a lot of fun if you take the location outside the home. Museums and children's theaters are some of the many places that offer ways to learn different types of information in an interesting and interactive way.
7.Set aside some space in your home to create a flower or vegetable garden. Encourage your children to tend to it! This way they will learn a lot about how to look after plants, how to test PH levels of soil etc. Plus, you'll instill in them a sense of daily responsibility whose bounty they can literally "harvest".
8. Carefully introduce rules even in the timing of physical activity. Explain them to the children - do the same if the sport involves recording results or keeping other statistics. And if you choose to play a sport where injuries are possible, start by explaining safety rules and how to administer emergency care.
9. Family vacations are ideal for both recreation and education. Take along board games that are both fun and educational. Use the time outside to teach children skills such as swimming, identifying tracks or different plant species.
10. Bring the chemistry lab home. Instead of just having the kids read about the Mendeleev Table, show them a few science experiments (only the ones you are convinced are safe, of course). It will be much easier to get and keep their attention with something that froths and babbles than with a thick textbook. That's for sure!
11. Not all children would like the idea of keeping a diary, but try offering yours. That way you'll encourage him to write and express his ideas.
12. Find out what your child enjoys doing - whether it's collecting, playing a musical instrument or some kind of craft, make time for that kind of activity too. In any case, the learning process will involve learning instructions and rules, and this is an important point for the child's further education.
13. Last, but not least, remember to listen to your children, learn from them and help them, even at times when you feel powerless. Spend time with them because they will grow up fast and won't want to be with mom and dad all the time anymore!