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Trying to get your little ones to learn something new can be challenging at times, but certainly worth it once they are able to retain the information, which let’s face it is pretty easy once they do, as their ability to remember facts is extraordinary at a young age. But if you are finding it somewhat challenging to get them to sit down and focus for a short amount of time, here is a little guide to helping you on your way.
Understand The Age Group You Are Targeting
Before you begin homeschooling your little ones you will want to understand what sort of learning material you will need to gather together. This will be important to know as you will want the learning material to be age appropriate before you begin teaching them.
Use Creative Visual Imagery
Visual imagery is a great way to get younger ones to learn things like the alphabet, basic words, and their time’s tables. You can buy some accessories to keep at home, such as brightly colored pens, printouts of animals, and decorate your teacher trolley with labels. This will help you to organize your learning material so that when you want to go over a particular subject with your little ones you have the creative imagery you need all in one place.
Repetition Is Key
To really get your little ones to remember certain facts you need to repeat the information to them on several occasions. The more you repeat the key facts the more likely they are to recall the information. This is the best way to get the facts inside their head.
Have Regular Breaks
You don’t want to be sitting down for hours on end trying to get your little one to learn something. Instead, you should aim to do shorter sessions and then have a quick break, whether it is for food or drink or to do a fun activity that is completely different to the subject matter. Trying to cram in a lot of material is only going to make them tired and less likely to focus.
Use Fun Games or Quizzes With Factual Information
There are a lot more creative tasks you can utilize now that incorporate factual information in them. Try to use fun quizzes or interactive activities which encourage your child to answer a question or select visual answers from a selection of options. They are likely to learn more facts when they interact with a fun, visual game or quiz as opposed to looking at a block of text in a book or on a computer screen.