How to teach young-aged👨🍼 learners to love 💛 learning:
Sometimes it is difficult to get our young ones 🧒🍼 to pay attention 👂👀, even more so when it comes to learning. But the answer is simple…
Keep reading and see if you can figure it out before the end!🤩🥳
Let’s try the three👠🥾🥿 steps to get our children, excited🤩, involved, and motivated.
Step 1: 👠
This is a clever 🎓🧠 way to motivate children 👨👩👧👦to participate in learning. They will realise that if they learn, and do well they will get rewarded 🌟. Some parents reward with something simple, like free time. They can have an hour to do something fun 🤾♀️🤸♀️, or watch TV 📺. Some parents reward with sweets 🍭🍬, while other parents reward with small toys 🥎🪁.
Example: Each time a child studies well or learns something new, parents can give the child a star 🌟 on the reward chart. After 10 stars (can be more or less) the child is rewarded.
Step 2: 👠👠
Games, games, and more games! 🕹️💙🎉💜
Who doesn’t like games? 🥰 Young children struggle to learn if they are not entertained 🤹. They want to laugh 😄, play and have fun. So why not learn 🏫👩🏫 with games?
Flashcards 📚 are a popular game that can be used to amuse young children, as well as nursery rhymes 🎤🎼.
Example: When teaching them about different vegetables 🥕🥦🍅🥬, you can hide the vegetables behind your back and ask them to choose a hand. When they choose the hand ✋you remove the vegetable and say “This is a carrot 🥕". "It is an orange carrot 🟠🥕”.
Interacting with family and friends.
People 🧕👮👨🍳🕵️♂️💂♂️👨💻🧝👨🏭 are, by nature, not solitary beings. Young children 👨👩👧👦 who are isolated ☹️ struggle to interact with adults and learn 🏫👩🏫. But making them a part of conversations 👄 👂 will help boost their confidence 👌. When you are setting the table 🍽, ask them to help you carry and while you are putting down the plates and bowls, you can speak about what they are doing.👏
Example: While you are getting ready⏰ for bed 🛌, you can describe your actions to your child. First, I get undressed. Then, I take a bath 🛁. Lastly, I go to bed 🛌🌛. You can also sing 🎤🎼 and add a song to your words to keep them excited and engaged.
Watch 👀📺 this video of a fun game 🎮 that children 👨👩👧👦 can play at home🏡 to learn.
Parent 👩🏼🦰: What animal makes this sound? “moooo”
Child 👦🏼: It’s a cow. 🐄
The child then climbs over and under the ribbon or string to get the cow toy, and brings it back to the parent.
Parent 👩🏼🦰: What animal makes this sound? “quack-quack”.
Child 👦🏼: It’s a duck. 🦆
The child then climbs over and under the ribbon or string to get the duck toy, and brings it back to the parent.
Parent 👩🏼🦰: What animal makes this sound? “meow meow”
Child 👦🏼: It’s a cat. 🐱
The child then climbs over and under the ribbon or string to get the cat toy, and brings it back to the parent.
Have you figured it out?
The answer is to have fun!🤩🥳💙
Share your experiences and ideas in the comments below to help others learn how to make learning fun and exciting! 😁