Looking for Ways to Make Learning Fun and Engaging? | Beyond Small Talk

“Learning at home.”

The concept sounds familiar for some. But for other parents whose children are used to spending their days inside the 4 corners of the classroomlearning at home is like treading an unknown path.

If you’re one of the millions of parents who are looking for ways to make your child’s learning at home effective, fun, and engaging – worry no more.

Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Coach Lyqa Maravilla, a Registered Psychometrician and online educator, shares helpful tips to turn every learning experience into an enriching, meaningful moment for you and your little one:

Tip #1: Find out about your child’s learning style 

Are you extremely worried when your child is easily distracted while reading? Do you find him/her drawing rather than carrying out a math problem?

Don’t be too bothered. Perhaps, your teaching approach needs to adjust based on their learning style.

“Learning style,” as explained by Teach.comspeaks to the understanding that every student learns differently. A child’s learning style is their preferential way in which they absorb, process, comprehend, and retain information.

Because every child learns in different ways just as how each person is designed to be unique, knowing your child’s learning style could give you an idea what approach would work for them.

If your child is a visual learner, use images, charts, flowcharts, graphs where information is presented visually. On the other hand, if your child is an auditory learner, podcasts and videos will be helpful,” teacher Lyqa suggests.

Tip #2: Use your child’s power of imagination.

For some, hearing the word “study” might bring a huge yawn. But, it doesn’t have to be boring.

You can help your child feel excited and encouraged about going through their daily lessons by being creative! Feel free to use and incorporate familiar items to their lessons. You could do it through puppets, songs, or by drawing or illustrating the lesson.

Coach Lyqa shares that the use of imagination can help your child visualize the lesson, retain information, and help them to be more attentive. Don’t just tell them, show them.

“If you have time, it would be nice if you do roleplay. When I was a kid, my tutor walked us through the breathing process. She showed us the drawing of the respiratory system and told us to imagine ourselves as the air, moving from the nose through the lungs and alveoli. I still remember because it was a very vivid representation,” she said. 

Truly, there are endless opportunities to help your child to stay engaged in the learning process. Help them make the most out of it by finding their learning style and by being creative! As you do, be sure to take a deep breath, relax, and try to enjoy the new normal’s new challenge.

Do you find these tips helpful?

We would love to read your comments below!

For more tips about home-based learning, don’t forget to watch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 7:00 PM on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

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