5 interesting ways children engage in learning

Charlotte Thompson, 06 Mar 2020
At Young Academics Early Learning Centre, we endeavour to teach our children in fun and exciting ways, which is at the forefront of our unique and holistic approach to learning.  Our tailored programs and state-of-the-art facilities provide adequate foundations for your little Academic to take on the world.
Here are five interesting and effective ways that children better engage in learning:
1 - Concise Programs
Keeping each activity or program short and sweet is the most effective way for young children to be able to engage in what they are learning.  They will be able to retain the information far better than if they were to sit there for long periods of time – where it is more likely they will become disengaged rather quickly.  At Young Academics, our educators are constantly developing new ways to teach children in interactive and memorable ways.
2 - Mind warm-ups such as meditation
Beginning the day with meditation is an excellent routine for children to get into. This life skill that should be taught at an early age, is an essential foundation for the years to come. The practice boasts abundant benefits to the physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. The following steps are effective for when attempting to teach children this new concept:
  • Lay on the floor or place heads on the table
  • Listen intently to their surroundings 
  • Inhale and exhale deeply, paying attention to the stomach expanding and contracting 
  • Be still
3 - Active learning - let's get physical!
Children love to be active.  Whether it’s kicking balls around, playing hot potato, star jumps, shaking their arms and legs or jumping up and down on the spot, each of these activities is important for making connections between each body part and their brain.  Body movement helps children to process information, far better than just sitting still and listening to what is going on. By incorporating movement into daily learning activities, children can focus and experience the lesson on multiple levels.
4 - Play-based learning
Play-based learning is an essential form of learning especially in the earlier years of your child’s life.  Learning through play, allows your child to engage in critical thinking providing opportunities for problem-solving in a hands-on and practical manner.
5 - Focus on the child's interests
Learning is fun when children can engage in topics of interest. When they are learning about topics that they are familiar with or find particularly interesting learning no longer becomes something difficult, rather something they look forward to.  Assisting children to become good learners is all about encouraging them to further explore the areas that they find fascinating, which will make them want to investigate further.

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