Education outside of School

Our children’s brains are like sponges, constantly taking in new information, so as parents it’s important to expose our children to many new experiences and various methods of learning.

Learning does not have to be restricted to the classroom and showing an interest in your child’s learning can be very encouraging for them.

Specifically in our home, we try to make learning fun, rather than to make it seem like a chore. Aside from homework and reading books that are sent home from school, your children should have a designated time for learning at home, and this could be in many forms.

You don’t have to be an expert to do this, you just need some time, and enthusiam. If you think it’s boring, your children are likely to think the same.

I’ve listed the many ways we try to engage our children when they’re not at school:

  1. Worksheets/Puzzles – Google your resources, for example, type in “Year 1 Maths worksheets” and you’ll have access to thousands of free printable downloads
  2. The library – books can be expensive, and the library can make reading appear more fun.
  3. Activity Workbooks – Amazon, WHSmith, Poundland have so many.
  4. Learning Apps – an interactive way of engaging your child
  5. Museums – there are 23 free museums in London
  6. Youtube – there are endless learning videos
  7. Arts & Crafts – there are endless variations available in Tesco, Asda, Poundland
  8. Role Play – act out your child’s favourite story.
  9. Get active – have a P.E lesson at home or outdoors.

Aside from these points, on a day-to-day basis, you can also broaden your children’s imagination by simply answering to the common and very frequent question “WHY?”.

As always, thank you for reading.



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