Getting your little to sit down and study could be nearly impossible. Kids mostly like to play around outside, however that is highly doubtful considering the fact that they are on phones and tabs all the time at present. Nevertheless, getting kids to study as a parent and also a teacher can be a stressful task. So here are some of the things you could do make learning interesting.
1. Use technology
Children nowadays love technology. Even during their free time, they are always chatting with friends, watching videos or playing games on their mobiles or tablets. So use this technology to make learning interesting. It is a proven fact that watching videos will help remember than reading. So if you are a teacher, play videos and power point presentations in the classroom. As a parent, you could download educational videos onto your tablet and let them watch and learn. Watch them together so that even you could learn a few things and also keep track of what is being done in school these days. Children find mathematics and science to be quite hard so search for secondary math tutorial videos and science videos.
2. Follow up lessons with fun activities
There could be very boring lessons that you just can’t make interesting, or some may find it interesting and others may not. So after ending the lesson, you could do some fun activities such as a quiz, crossword puzzle, drawings etc. to recall the lesson done. At home as a parent, you could do the same so that your kid will find some interest in the lesson and also recall it. There are secondary math tutorial class apps, science apps etc. that could be used for this purpose.
3. Allow students to experiment
Learning through experience is the best method. So let the kids experiment on their own on certain activities and learn the different effects of it. For example, you could let them mix water, honey and oil to see how they separate from each other. You could also let them experiment on what objects float and sink in plain water and salt water. Such simple experiments that require minimum supervision are harmless and can be let for them to try out alone.
4. Go on a field trip
Your students must have had enough sitting in class all day the entire school year. Hence, take them on a field trip and le them explore the great outdoors. Link these trips to your lessons; for example, if you are doing a lesson on farm animals, take them to a farm. It would help them remember well when they actually see the animals physically rather than pictures on books.