It’s not easy being a parent these days. You have to work hard at the office, then work hard at home, to make sure that your little ones have the best environment. So it isn’t easy when you see your children struggle with learning and socialization. Their educational journey supplies them with the necessary tools to succeed later in life. Here are three easy things you can do to help your child catch up on their preschool lessons while having fun in the process.
Playing While Learning
Kids love to play. Spending time playing with your child not only brings you closer together, but you can also take advantage of this time to help your child with their studies. Aside from the regular preschool educational supplies, make sure they have building blocks help teach them about shapes and sizes, while letter and number magnets help them with reading and counting. Beyond that, playing with sand and water can help introduce them to science and maths, by teaching them about fluids and measurements.
In today’s busy world, it’s easier to teach your kids how to use an app on your tablet to keep them busy with read-along stories. Although this is helpful, opening a book and reading to and with your children is still best in helping develop their communication and language skills. It not only helps them with learning how to read but also fosters positive feelings about reading. So if your child is struggling with learning how to read, take the time to help them through their favorite book is an easy way to make reading fun for them.
Drawing, scribbling, and colouring activities are wonderful for children as it helps them recognize shapes and colours, while also allowing an avenue to express themselves. Kids learn through their senses, and art activities stimulate both their senses of sight and touch. Taking the time to encourage and teach them through art helps them retain information easier.
Your children’s preschool teacher can only do so much when they have around 10 to 15 kids to teach at a time. Spending time with them and helping them learn gives both of you precious moments together while giving them a better attitude about learning new things. Doing these easy activities will help them progress quickly in their learning journey, and be more prepared for their educational journey in school.