Five Reasons to Include Kids Art Activities in Children Learning Curriculum
Making crafts and many kids art activities are essential learning tools for kids. Art and craft activities for kids have therapeutic and education effects on our children.
Have you ever wonder why kids love to do art and craft?
My kids told me craft making is one of their favorite activities. They feel relax that’s why they enjoy doing it.
Studies have shown there are many benefits for children to engage in art and craft activities.
Fun Lessons and Halloween Games for Kids.
Have fun celebrating and learning history, science and math from Halloween activities and party games.
Here are some exciting Halloween themed games and educational activities for children to learn while having fun. Use these ideas in your Halloween party games. Play them either indoors or outdoors according to your preference. If you are an educator, you can replicate these Halloween themed games and ideas easily in the classrooms or in the school garden.
Telling Time Made Easy for Kids
Telling time is a life essential skill and is a big stepping-stone in a child's life. Being able to tell time makes the child feels grown up. Teaching kids how to tell time takes time, patience and encouragement. There are many ways for kids to master this skill as long as they are ready to learn.
In fact, my children are so keen to learn to tell time that they prompted me to teach them earlier than I expected.
It did not occur to me that a young child does not understand the sense of time until an interesting incident happened......
3 Simple Tips to Motivate Children Learning Interest
Kids' learning experience can determine a child interest in learning. Learning is a complex process. It involves how one feels while learning takes place. Positive learning experiences motivate learners. It is important for parents and teachers to support kids emotionally while they learn. It can inspire the kids the passion for learning in years to come. Here are a few things we can do to help them:
Why a Growth Mindset is Important to a Child Learning?
Many factors affect a child learning attitude. I came to learn about the importance of growth mindset from the Head of School in one of our private schools here......
Help Your kids spring back into action on First Day of School with Enthusiasms.
After a leisurely summer vacation of flexi-hours and flexi-activities, most children may not be able to spring back into action on the first day of school and get back into gear.
If your kids have been enjoying summer vacation and had a “summer slide”, then you need to prepare your children's brains. Include some brain-stretching activities before heading back to school. Get them prepared, keep them sharp.
Prevent Summer Slides with Educational Summer Activities for Kids.My children learn about fruits in a summer workshop
Stimulation and engage in active learning help children retain learned knowledge. Studies have shown that without stimulation, kids can lose up to 60 percent of what they learned in school during long holidays. Some simple planning in advance is all we need to keep them engage in learning activities.
Make Nature Environment the Greatest Learning Playground for Our Children
Kid's outdoor activities do provide an enriching educational value to our children. Participate in such activities involves children to use all their senses. This helps to enhance learning and retain what they have learned easily. It also keeps children healthy.
There is no need to limit ourselves to camping, hiking and fishing for kids outdoor activities. Explore natural surrounding or conduct workshops and lessons outdoor are just some ideas. Such simple activities do not incur much cost and only require minimum preparation. Yet, can be equally fun and interesting to learn something about science.
21st Century Skills and Learning –
Prepare our Children for Future
What are the 21st century skills our kids need to prepare themselves for tomorrow? This is an important question for us, educators or parents who had the right perspective of education, need to address.
With technology revolution, we are living in a knowledge-based era where different set of skills are required. The challenge pose to us is that 21st century learning curriculum and education need to include training our children the set of skills required 10 or 20 years from now. We may not be able to predict what is required.
Here is the vision of an elite educator who shared with parents his vision on 21st century learning.