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How to make homeschooling interesting for your kids

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Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an endless task for your children. There are ways to get your kids excited about homework without making it boring for them – and for you, of course.

Parents are always looking for new ways to help kids study. In fact, the older our child gets, the more we realize we need new tricks that are actually more productive and fun.

While you can continue to reward your child with stickers or other things, what should you do while they are trying to study? 

In this case, we have the solution for you. In this blog post, you will learn some very smart and educational ways to show your child that education can be much more than just books.

1. Find creative and fun resources for homeschooling

Getting creative is the main goal here. With an online sticker maker,  you can easily reward your child when they finish their homework, especially when they are younger.

These days, it’s very easy to find creative, kid-friendly resources to help your child with their homework. National Geographic for kids is a fun way to learn while watching an educational video or reading an article with lots of pictures.  
Don’t hesitate to watch a kid-friendly documentary with your children. Your kids will enjoy learning while spending time with you. You can also pause to talk about it if you see fit.

2. Hands-on experiences

There are plenty of hands-on activities you can use to show your kid anything. From puzzles and Lego to play-doh and at-home experiments, your kids can experience firsthand what knowledge is all about.

Many children enjoy learning with activities like these, especially because they actually understand a difficult project when they do it themselves. 

Especially if your kids love experimenting and listening to you and your stories, these types of activities will stick in their minds.

This is a very good opportunity to make the learning process look like child’s play! Don’t hesitate to add a new project 3 or 4 times a week.

3. Incorporate cooking 

It is a fact that you never know where the inspiration for your children will come from, so it is better to let them explore most of the possibilities. 

In this case, if you include cooking in the schedule, your children can learn to follow many instructions at once!

Culinary experiences for kids are a great way to learn, especially if they are foodies. This could be an excellent opportunity for you to spend more time with them and bond.

They could be your little cooks and helpers for the day. Especially if you can do this activity once a week, that would be great for them because they definitely will want this day to come. 

4. Get Artisque together

Art is an important part of the learning process. All schools include artistic projects in their curriculum because art is a big part of knowledge. 

Colors, paper, pastels, canvases, and clay are some of the elements your child can learn to play with.

Apart from experiments, art can help them learn any kind of knowledge, depending on the project. Try to teach them language rules while letting them do this project artistically. 

Then they can decide if they’d rather hang the result on the wall or throw it away to create something else. They have the power to decide what they like or don’t like about it.

5. Play educational games 

What do children love the most? Playing games, of course. Playing educational and entertaining games gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in their world and understand it. Try to become a part of this magical world and do it with your rules.

It is never too late to educate your children by teaching them a new game. Invent as many games as you can and make them with them so they can understand the meaning.

From knowledge games with cards to problem-solving games, you can easily teach them their homework. Games can provide many teachable moments in homeschooling, such as math skills, improving critical thinking and verbal communication skills.

6. Do homeschooling exploration days

Field trips are a great way to learn because you have the opportunity to see what you actually wanted to learn. Try to think outside the box, because family field trips can help your child understand the world around them.

You have plenty of options. For example, you can take a field trip to explore nature or take your child to a zoo. There, they will have the chance to learn about animals and the people who take care of them.

Museums and other kid-friendly cultural events are also excellent opportunities to teach them in a fun way. These types of outings are one of the best ways to understand how people think or used to think.

Wrap up

Homeschooling can be challenging for parents. But if you try to follow as many of our tips and tricks as possible, your family’s mood will change for the better. In any case, you will build a bond with your children and they will open up to you and your suggestions.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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