Whether your kids attend school or are homeschooled, it’s essential to eliminate the dull and boring activities and make them fun and productive instead.
Why not learn math and other skills through hands-on projects? This can be done as a family, or your child can do it alone.
I see a lot of parents focusing on getting their kids to do math packages for homework. While you do have to complete them for regular school teachers, there are actually endless, interesting ways for kids to learn without doing worksheets.
Just sitting and doing worksheets and packages won’t provide the depth of knowledge that alternative activities provide your kids. Packages are a big yawn. Be warned: you will probably end up forcing your kids to finish them.
A much more effective learning tool is to allow your kids follow their interests and explore some great project-based learning activities. We all have access to many resources on the Internet.
So much can be learned hands-on, led by their interests in different things. One key is to make it real – how does it apply to their real life? Worksheets generally don’t seem worth doing for that very reason.
Here are some ways to make this fun, (and oh, let’s not forget about the learning):
As you can see, project-based or inquiry-based learning is much more powerful than… yawn… always doing worksheets. It provides an opportunity for kids to learn by doing. Plus, these activities are great for bonding the whole family.
If you need any resources or ideas for project-based learning, let me know in the comment section below.
The added bonus? You can learn something new with your kids!