How to Make Learning Fun for Your Kids
School is back in session! That means early mornings, schoolwork during the day and no more late nights during the week. However, just because school is in session doesn’t mean kids can’t still have fun! In fact, we as parents can make learning fun for our kids! Our kids love to swim, go bowling, play games, cook and more! With each activity, we as parents get the chance to teach them how to socialize with one another, how to work as teams, how to use math and language skills in everyday activities.
Swimming helps kids to develop physical skills and social skills. They learn to socialize with one another and exercise their muscles while having fun at the same time.
Bowling helps kids work on their social skills, math skills and physical skills. They learn to work as a team and encourage one another. They learn to count – such as counting how many pins they knocked down, as well as how many they need to knock down. They also develop their physical skills – throwing the ball and learning to roll the weight-filled, colorful bowling ball.
Playing games is another way to make learning fun for our kids! Whether it’s playing board games or playing with water balloons, playing games helps our kids learn to use their social skills, math skills and critical thinking skills. Plus, it’s fun and helps grow relationships!
While heading back to school and the transitions that come with it can be hard, we as families can still have fun (as you can see above). KinderCare Learning Centers believes in the importance and power of fun. That’s why they build creativity and play into all of their learning programs, whether children are learning science, letters, language, or the importance of sharing.
School is an adventure – not something that is to be dreaded, as it’s often portrayed. Through play, our children make choices and discoveries about their world. That’s why KinderCare Learning Centers build into their children’s daily classroom experience and the idea is exactly what inspired their Adventure Ahead campaign. They want to inspire families to combine learning and fun and play at home.
Check out these great articles from the KinderCare Blog: (1) Science for 3-Year-Olds? Absolutely.; (2) Positive Parenting: Why seneseless, silly fun is good for you.; and (3) 10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play.
How do you make learning fun with your kids?