Many kids these days are computer literate before they even start school. It seems that everywhere we look, there are new ways for young people to get online. For some parents, this can be frustrating when it’s hard to get their children to focus on school work, but in some cases, your kids can actually benefit from going online.
With so many apps, games, and websites to choose from, your child can integrate learning and technology easily, both at home and at school, and in many cases, can even use them to get ahead in class. So many teachers today are using learning apps and sites to further their students’ education when homework just isn’t enough, and the good news is they’re available for any age group.
When your children are stuck inside on a rainy day, there are plenty of ways you can help them stay attentive while having fun. Here are a few of the best.
Get them interested in math
It may sound like a pipe dream, but there are tons of real-life applications that your children can learn when it comes to math that are actually fun, from building to making art. There are several sites dedicated solely to helping children apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations, meaning your little ones might be having fun and planning for their future careers at the same time. Check out this article from HomeAdvisor for some real-world math resources.
Experiment at home
Depending on your children’s ages, there are several different experiments they can try at home with common items you might already have. Science experiments are a great way to get them interested in science and math. Check out this fun experiment from EarthScienceJr where kids can make their own “lava” using common household items.
Learn a new language
Kids love to learn a different language and speak it in front of their friends, and if you learn it together, you can have a secret “code” that no one else in the house understands. Language can open up so many doors for children and can help them with literacy in other areas. Check out the best free language-learning apps for kids here.
Use that tablet
Many kids these days are glued to their tablets, so why not make good use of it? Download some learning apps that your children can play with during downtime or when you have to wait at the doctor’s office. These can help them stay on top of their educational game by utilizing puzzles that teach math, language, and reading.
Dance, dance, dance
Dance and music can help children learn social skills, language, reading, and creativity and can allow them to get in some exercise and have fun at the same time. Push back the coffee table and put on a YouTube dance tutorial so your little one can boogie!
Finding the best ways for your child to learn and play isn’t always easy, but technology has advanced to the point where there are options at the touch of a button. Check out all that’s available to you and your children and help them advance even when they’re not in school.