Teach math to your kids: The fun way.
Kids absolutely dread math. It is worse than the monster under their bed or the creature in their closet. The chances that they would run from math rather than broccoli is high! It’s all because children find math very confusing and difficult. The infiniteness of numbers and processes is very intimidating and scary to them. This is because they consider math as more of a chore than a fun lesson.Partly the tutors are to be blamed. Teaching to such young kids is always complicated, you are torn between wanting to teach them and to make it more interesting for them.
Why be torn when you can combine both of these things?
You can teach math to your kids in a fun and interesting way that not only catches and builds their interest but also teaches them. Come down to their level and think about what interests them the most? What is that catches their attention immediately? What is it that would draw them at one? Of course, GAMES!
Technology has taken over our lives and there is a technological solution for anything and everything. You can now teach your child by playing various math games. There are a variety of math games available for kids online that can be downloaded on your cellphone or any device. They help children in all grades to learn important math lessons in a quick and fun way. You can even find specific topic games online such as addition games, division games and etc.
These games make use of fun illustrations, characters and colors to attract children and use various songs to help them retain the information. Once a child learns the ‘daunting’ and ‘scary’ subject in a fun way, he/she will be more prone to learn other subjects in the same manner as well.
Kids of this age are not those that can be forced to learn. You need to make use of certain tactics and adopt certain strategies which would make learning fun. Making learning entertaining and enjoyable for them will not only work at this age, but will make them love learning as they grow. Maybe when they reach a certain age they would adopt varying strategies to learn but at this age, by making the leaning process amusing and entertaining, you are planting a seed that will grow with time.
Apart from games, you can also use other varying techniques and methods as well. Use colorful flashcards that have a problem written on one side and the answer on the other. Use artwork when teaching your child, like draw cartoons or characters to explain them. You can also make use of storytelling to involve your child even more. By relating to a particular story, your child will be able to sustain and retain what he/she has learned for a longer period of time. Just remember one thing: Your kid is a child, be a child with him/her and teach. He/she would better relate with a person who comes to his/her level rather than the ‘mean adult’.