How to add more play to your homeschool and not feel guilty?3 min read
Nobody’s homeschool is perfect. We may face hard days, crabby days, sick days and even full of doubt days many times. But right now, you need to focus on the positive part and think about how you can make your homeschooling even more fun and better. Yes, you heard that right! Homeschooling can prove to be a lot of fun if you plan it well.
Before proceeding, we have a list of simple questions that you must ask yourself as a beginner or an existing homeschooler.
- Is it okay to pick up a sport or a game and set the curriculum aside for some time?
- Can we include games as a part of the curriculum?
- Is this the right approach to count it as a part of homeschooling?
Hopefully, you’ll get answers to all your queries once you read this article till the end. Stay tuned!
List of suggestions to ponder
We have a list of suggestions and ideas that you must follow to make your journey even better!
- Think of including board games every single day as a part of your homeschool curriculum. It is quite evident that amazing learning and positive growth are witnessed with this approach. With a little planning, you can create an entire curriculum using educational board games and high quality read aloud.
- Games are fantastic learning tools as they help young children to practice their skills in a supportive way. They’ll definitely help them to encourage conversations, build connections and make memories.
- Plan a game for every subject that is included in your syllabus. We promise that you’ll find many games linked to each subject. Apart from this, there are games which help children to work together and improve their social as well as communication skills.
List of games that you can try
For your betterment and ease, we have added certain games for some of the main subjects that might be a part of your curriculum.
1. Science and nature
If you ever feel that you are slacking on science, then just pull out these games and grab a strong grip over your weaker areas.
Gravity Maze- In this game, children learn the concept of space and gravity. Along with it, they also learn the cause and effect using the marble run.
Valence- With the help of this game, they’ll learn the concept of advanced chemistry.
Cardine animals- This game will teach your children about various animals and their nature. Herein they race to put cards in order of the following categories: lifespan, size and weight.
Almost every child fears maths. But what if we tell you that games have not only improved the mathematical skills of the younger generation., but they also boost their confidence. Follow these games to make your maths life easier.
Countdown- You can either play this game alone or with 3 other members. Here you practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Prime Club- This is a visual masterpiece that you can play with your family also.
What About all other subjects?
Believe us you’ll find a range of games for every possible subject. With a little planning, concentration and structures, you can cover
- Gym class
You can also plan games for enhancing your child’s soft skills. All you need to do is take some time and think logically. Some of these soft skills include:
- Verbal communication
- Self regulation
- Turn taking
- Focusing and being attentive
- Following direction
- Being creative
- Learning to handle wins and losses
Apart from the above mentioned list, they’ll also learn cognitive skills like counting, color, shape, pattern recognition, strategy planning, problem solving and whatnot!
You’ll observe that a lot of learning happens when you have a relaxed state of mind. We hope that these tips and suggestions might have helped you to plan your journey in a systematic manner. Just remember that it is a happy talent to know how to play and when to play. If you plan well, then you’ll be able to play multiple games daily and that too is a part of your curriculum.