How to Make Learning Fun for Your Preschooler
May 16, 2023 | Heguru Method @ HarbourFront and Choa Chu Kang
As a parent, you want to create a positive learning experience for your preschooler that not only nurtures their young minds, but also keeps them engaged. One effective way to achieve this is by making learning fun! Research has shown that young children learn better when they are having fun, serving to also develop a love for learning from a young age. But what are the ways you can do so? Heguru Singapore is a leading right brain training centre, and we’ve put together some strategies to make learning an enjoyable experience for your little one!
Incorporating it into their everyday lives
Learning doesn't have to be limited to formal lessons or designated learning times. You can seamlessly integrate educational activities into your child's everyday life to make it a fun and natural part of their routine. For instance, during mealtime, you can talk to your preschooler about the different types of food on their plate and encourage them to identify colours, shapes, and textures. While running errands, play a game of "I Spy" and have your child identify objects they see, such as signs, cars, or animals. Such activities help your child develop essential cognitive, language, and motor skills in a fun and interactive way.
Get up and move
Movement helps young children release energy, improve coordination, and increase focus, all of which positively impact their ability to learn. Some ways to incorporate movement into learning include creating an obstacle course in the living room or the backyard, incorporating letters, numbers, or colours into the challenges. Additionally, you can use music and dance to teach your preschooler about rhythms, patterns, and even basic maths concepts. Moving while learning not only makes it more fun but also helps your preschooler build physical and cognitive skills simultaneously.
Let your children learn with others
Social interaction is an essential aspect of a preschooler's development, and learning with others can be a great way to make the learning process more enjoyable. This can be in a classroom setting with others or even at home during a playdate or with a sibling. Collaborative learning allows preschoolers to share ideas, learn from one another, and develop important social skills like communication, cooperation, and problem-solving.
Additionally, many collaborative learning activities, such as art, music, drama, and storytelling, engage the right hemisphere of the brain, which is associated with creativity, imagination, and intuition. These activities facilitate right brain training, which stimulates the child's creativity, allowing them to express themselves freely, think outside the box, and come up with unique solutions to problems.
Learn more: 3 Ways to Develop Skills to Think Outside the Box
Learning doesn't have to be a boring and intimidating experience for your child; with a little effort and creativity, you can foster a lifelong love for learning in your preschooler that will benefit them in their future educational endeavours.
Looking for fun and effective methods to enhance your child's learning and cognitive development? Heguru Singapore’s unique programme empowers children and provides an academic head start through our innovative baby classes that incorporate right brain development activities for babies. Contact us and unlock your child's full potential with our proven right brain training techniques today.
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