Would you like your child to learn while playing? Would you feel happy when your child says learning is fun?
It is possible when your child understands learning is fun!
Handling your child during the summer holidays, Christmas holidays, or Lock downtime will not be challenging if you understand what makes them happier. Kids always love to be active; curious about things; they love to play different games every time. Avoiding books and running behind the pets make them happier; helping mom in the kitchen is more interesting than building blocks.
If you make your child understand learning is fun, they will never run away from books. That is the rule which nowadays the school follows.
Below are the Seven ways where you can make your child learn while playing.
7 tips to keep kids happy during lock-down and make them understand learning is fun.
1. Traditional learning
Play those games which you would have played when you were kids.
Alu Guli Mane
Like Alu Guli Mane, Chouka baara, which makes them interest. Kids will improve their counting skills and the skill of thinking before moving any steps.
2. Pot painting & Planting
Let the beautiful hands get more beauty: allow kids to paint small pots, Diya, birds feathers, broken ceramic glasses, decorating the mirror of used compact boxes. Teach them to plant their favorite vegetables, during this explains the importance of the tree, forest & nature.
Let them get dirty, later involve them in cleaning, but let them have it completely when having fun.
3. Crafting is Rafting
Help them design the pillow cover, curtains, napkins, dress, socks, hats, teach them to make pencil stand from waste bottles, papercraft, etc., let them choose the color, and don’t kill their creativity by suggesting them.
Pencil stand using waste bottles.
Do not expect perfection in their work. Enjoyment and fun should be the only motive.
Teach kids to cook some snacks without using a knife and fire like burgers, Raw sandwiches, sprouts salad, vegetable salad. Then, please give them the task of preparing something different salad for their siblings or grannies.
Raw veg sandwich
This activity brings a strong bonding between them.
5. Topic to present
Help them make bullet points and allow kids to draw regarding the topic they are interested in and present in front of family members.
They will have real fun in preparing their first presentation.
Please do watch the video for your reference.
6. Bonus Tips -1
Make kids prepare their own schedule sheets, which will list what they do from morning until they go to bed. Let the schedule sheet involve helping mom cook, watch their favorite cartoon channels, Meditation, listening/reading small stories that have moral in them at the end of the story, and writing a handwriting page every day.
The schedule sheet should contain fun and learning.
7. Bonus Tips-2
Prepare a “Star Chart” to appreciate kids on their work.
Appreciation and reward are very important to keep them happy. Keep rewarding them by sharing a star, prepare their favorite dish once they earn 10 stars.
Deduct the stars if they misbehave, break the rules, dis-obey elders, etc.