Encouraging Children To Learn

Encouraging Children To Learn

Let’s be frank; the chances of an individual climbing the career ladder and furthering themselves in life is very small without a university degree or a similar qualification in this day and age. This is not to say it is impossible, of course, there are many people that have worked their way from the bottom to the top, however, those numbers of people are shrinking by the day.

Therefore, it is absolutely essential that you give your child the tools required to have the best primary school and secondary school learning experience, in order to give them the best possible chance of achieving good exam results and getting themselves into a university.

In order to do this, you need to start your child on the learning path from a very young age. You need to captivate their minds whilst they are still impressionable because if you leave it too late they will already have decided that school is pointless and learning is boring.

One of the best ways to show them that this is not the case, and to, of course, get their minds actively learning, is to show them that learning can be fun. The trouble is that this can be a lot easier said than done, especially when children have so many other fun things to do!

When children don’t want to learn

The main issue with education these days is that children simply detest the prospect of sitting down and writing things which they deem to be ultimately boring and pointless. How many times do you hear phrases like: “oh I can’t be bothered to sit down and write” or “ no I’ll do it later I am busy on my Xbox.”

As children do not see the value in education from a young age, there really is no point forcing them to sit at a desk and learn, similarly is there no point giving them constant lectures on how important an education is; they simply won’t pay any attention. This is not to say however that they should not be learning at all. Of course, studying and learning from a young age is absolutely crucial.

What needs to be done is there needs to be a way your child can have fun whilst learning, and thankfully there is. Through a whole host of different educational games available today you can ensure that your child picks up the key skills they require all the whilst being interested and having the urge to learn.

Through the use of different games, you can ensure your child does not have to write, which so many of them detest doing so. Education-based kid’s games are highly popular because children do not feel like they are learning as they are having so much fun and because of this your child will no longer see education as a boring prospect. However, you do need to be mindful when children are using smartphones to play these games. A phone monitoring tool like Family Orbit comes highly recommended.

Teachers are also turning to educational games

There is no denying it; being a teacher is a hard and time-consuming job. Teachers face a daily struggle of devising new lesson plans that will be effective. This is not as simple as merely finding the information the children need to learn and then relaying it to them. Teachers have to find exciting ways in order to gain the children’s attention and make them want to learn, this is especially true for young children. This is because if something seems boring to a child they simply won’t be interested and so they won’t pay any attention, and as a consequence, they certainly won’t learn anything.

Therefore, teachers must find exciting and intriguing ways in order to provoke children to want to learn. One method a teacher can use is the utilization of education-based kid’s games. Educational games literally put the fun into learning and you will be surprised by how many children are willing to participate and put in extra effort if learning is presented to them as a game. This is because children will see the fun aspect of it rather than the learning aspect, so they will be learning substantially without even realizing it.

So there you have it: an insight into the different options that are available when it comes to educational games and making learning fun for children. This is a great way to try and encourage your kids to want to learn and better themselves.

Photo by Rebecca Zaal

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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