Help your kids learn at home by engaging with them in the following activities...
9 September 2019| Last updated on 9 September 2019
Experts at Aga Khan Early Learning Centre shine light on ways in which you can help your children learn and grow on a daily basis.
As a parent, you are your child's first and foremost teacher. When parents create a fun and stimulating learning environment at home, children find it easier to engage in various activities as well as performing better in school. There are plenty of ways in which parents can support and create a learning environment at home with their kids. Read on to know more...
Your child do things independently even if he takes longer than doing it yourself.
Plenty of social experiences for your child. Whether in a formal or informal playgroup, Nursery or other setting, your child will learn skills that can only be taught by other children. Sharing objects or time with an adult is different from doing so with another child. Children develop their imagination by role-playing and pretending. Pretend play has been consistently linked to cognitive, intellectual, language and social growth.
Daily opportunities to develop strength and coordination of large and small muscles. Go to the park, play ball games and tag, practice lacing, colouring, pouring, stirring and keep your child active.
Games in which your child counts out loud (such as hide and seek), play board games that require your child to count the dots on a dice, and use household items such as cans, boxers and balls to explore shapes. Complete puzzles and play with interlocking building toys.
Plenty of opportunities and materials for writing and creative expression: crayons, sand, water, paint, paper, markers, scissors, hole punch, yarn, glue and stickers.
Picture books, poetry, nonfiction books, nonsense books, nursery rhymes, cookbooks, newspapers, menus, magazines, and signs. Exposure to a wide variety of literature allows your child to learn different sentence patterns, styles and hear vocabulary that you might not ordinarily use at home. Ensure that you always have a variety of reading material available.
WITH your child. LISTEN to your child’s stories. TELL your child stories. ASK questions. SHARE your ideas using descriptive language. Children learn language when they HEAR it and USE it.