Most kids will go to school to get their education. Here, trained and qualified teachers will be able to help them learn the necessary skills to get by in life. They will learn to read and write, to count, to draw, to play instruments, to sing. As they grow older, they’ll learn skills and knowledge in more complicated subjects like mathematics, literature, science, languages, music, art and more. But their education doesn’t have to be confined to the classroom. Sure, you don’t want to overwork your child and you want them to have fun with their time outside of school. But you can offer plenty of fun educational activities that will keep them learning with a smile on their face. Here are a few different ideas to consider!
Worksheets, Colouring Books and More
Sometimes, on a rainy day, you’ll have chores to get on with but still need to keep your little ones occupied. Rather than simply sitting them in front of the TV while you run around, why not give them worksheets, handwriting books, colouring books, arts and crafts materials and other fun activities. This will be much more fun for them and they’ll learn a lot along the way. Whether that’s practical and academic information or an opportunity to work their creative skills. There are plenty of free resources online that you can print out. Start out here: https://studentreasures.com/teachers-lounge/lesson-plans/second-grade/.
Educational Days Out
Of course, you’re probably not going to want to spend every weekend carting the kids to far off places. Chances are you have other relatives who want to see them and spend time with them, you might have social commitments or plans of your own, or you might all simply want to relax at home and have a bit of a rest. But try to aim to take your kids out on an educational day out once a month. This will be a lot of fun for the whole family and you will build some really great memories along the way! There are so many different types of days out that you might want to take into consideration. If you live near any historical sites, this can be great during the good weather. Castles, old Roman forts and other sites are bound to get your kids’ imaginations running and is a good hands-on way to teach them a little history. Art galleries can introduce them to some great painters, sculptors and other artists. There are also a number of science museums that tend to have interactive elements.
These, of course, are just a few different things you might want to do with your child to help educate and entertain them on the evenings, on the weekend and during the holidays. Hopefully, there’s an option there that will work for your little one! If not, there are plenty more options to explore. It’s likely to be a process of trial and error before you find something they enjoy, but it will be worth it when you get there!