Children are born learners. From the time they open their eyes, they are already taking in every sight, sound, taste, and sensation. By the time they are crawling and walking, it’s all about exploration — hard work for parents but loads of fun for kids! Even when our children are older, it’s easy to make learning fun for kids by stimulating their curiosity and exploring together.
Try these fun learning activities at home and indulge your inner child as well!
1. Let Your Child Lead the Learning
Childhood is marked by intense interests that may last for a day, a week, a month, or even a year or more. Whether it’s stamp collecting or building Lego cars, make your kid’s learning fun by basing learning activities on things that you know they’re already interested in.
Imagine your child has been fascinated with flowers since they were a baby — insisting on picking a flower every time they went out for a walk. At three years of age, they had a working knowledge of different kinds of flowers and absolutely loved it when you took them out for nature walks, bought them a book on flowers, and worked with them to plant a small home garden. Knowing that your child likes and responds well to flowers, or any subject at all, is an important foundation for preparing fun learning activities.
The opportunities for making your kid’s learning fun are endless when you start to think about each subject. Try a quick Internet search or use Hello Genius activity tips to find ways to incorporate your child’s interests into your regular learning activities and watch your child’s face light up.
2. Use Hands-On Activities
Want to teach fractions? Make a pizza! Want to teach chemistry? Build a model volcano! Hands-on learning is the best way to make learning fun for kids, and it creates memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to involving all of the senses, hands-on learning includes a range of learning styles. From reading the illustrated instructions (reading and visual) to talking about each step (auditory) and actively completing the project (kinesthetic), you’ve got every mode of learning covered and create a richer experience for your child.
3. Take it Outdoors
There’s something about going outside that stimulates kids’ creativity and makes learning fun. Try these fun learning activities for some educational time outside:
- Create chalk drawings (or chalk math) on the sidewalk.
- Write a poem while listening to the sounds of nature.
- Draw pencil sketches of the landscape.
- Build cubbies and shelters out of bark and twigs.
Embrace Child-Led, Interest-Based Learning with Hello Genius
Designed for children ages three to nine, Hello Genius is a totally unique platform that helps you understand your child and connect through learning. This groundbreaking app uses artificial intelligence and cutting-edge algorithms to map your child’s interests and learning styles while they explore a world of high-quality media. Activity tips for parents and carers help you bring these interests to life at home with activity and field trip suggestions.
Invest in Hello Genius and make your kid’s learning fun every day of the year!