We can all agree that teaching kids can be quite hard, and it’s pretty understandable since at their age they only want to play and explore the world, hence why they’re curious about things and often get into trouble or hurt themselves. But no matter how much they want to play, they still have to get a proper education, at least some basics on how the world and norm works.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a desperate teacher or parent trying to teach your kids without the stress, screaming, whining and crying. Read this article to know what tips that we’ve provided on teaching the kids.
Make It Fun
Remember what we’ve written about how kids only want to play? Why not make teaching a game? Or sign them up in a book club, like Literati, for example. There are many books out there that teaches kids on certain things while getting them to play as well; there are also picture books for kids who like comic books. There’s a lot of tools out there that you can use to teach kids while making it fun for them. If you want your kids to be proficient at the computer, there are also typing games for them. Remember to make it fun or else the child might hate studying.
Yelling at the kids because they don’t get a specific topic is bad parenting or teaching. Remember that they’re kids, their brains are not yet fully developed and it takes time for them to understand the topic that they’re trying to learn. If something doesn’t work out or it takes a long time for them to learn, try to change the method of how you teach them, perhaps by showing them from examples.
Who doesn’t love praises? Some celebrities live for the compliments and attention; the same goes for your kids. Don’t forget to praise them for a good job that they’re doing, and to cheer them up in case they fail, or they don’t understand something. This will create an image of learning as something that is necessary and that failing is something normal to happen and they don’t have to be afraid to fail.
Balance It Out
All work and no play is not fun, and the same goes for your kids. We know that you want the best, but remember to let them play every now and then because they’re still kids. Make sure to have a balanced schedule of them playing and studying.