Education must induce happiness in children. Unfortunately, most kids are exhausted and frustrated about learning, and it is understandable. Kids need freedom, and certain educational approaches curtail them. It is the need of the hour to reimagine the education system to make learning delightful. Here are some effective ways to make learning fun for kids.
Nothing excites kids more than playing games. Combining education with games proves to be the most effective. Subject-oriented games like “Guess the Country” encourage children to participate.
Children tend to understand topics easily when linked with games.. Kids voluntarily engage in such joyful learning activities. Games also bring out the creative side of the children. It provides an opportunity for children to imagine. Imagination is an integral part of cognitive development.
Remember your favourite field trip? Field Trips are memorable. Kids love to explore. They are constantly curious and keep questioning things around them. It is necessary to introduce children to their surroundings and help them connect with nature.
Plan field trips to places like farms, museums, or locations of historical significance. Kids get a chance to observe and learn the heritage of sites or the process followed in farms. Trips allow kids to connect with the outside world.
Kids always insist on trying things hands-on by themselves Hands-on tasks encourage students to learn in a fun way. They enjoy the independence to explore the things around them.
Reading that the reaction baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid) and some dish wash liquid yield carbon dioxide and water effervescence seem boring than building a model volcano and making it erupt applying the same reaction.
Guide kids to build models like rockets and try other simple science experiments. Make sure to take all the necessary precautions before conducting any experiment. Wear safety glasses and perform age-appropriate experiments, this allows them to act responsibly and at the same time have some fun.
Working in groups is always enjoyable. This aid kids to learn about teamwork. Kids tend to engage well in group activities. Kids develop social skills by collaborating with their peers. Group activities are a necessity as it improves their communication.
When children work together, they tend to retain information better than when they learn individually. Create a space where children can come together and express their knowledge and ideas. Working together, fosters empathy in children.
We understand that learning is not confined to just books and classrooms. Our approach strikes the perfect balance between education and extracurricular activities.
Together with our parent community, we continue to be a place where children look forward to come every single day
“This post has been included by Twinkl in their blog on Extracurricular Activities“