When it comes to education, it can often seem like our children are not properly engaged in the classroom, and without that engagement, our kids are destined to struggle with learning. So, what can we do as parents to prevent our children from stagnating? Well, it’s more simple than you might think to get your kids interested in learning. Here are a few tips.
For starters, YouTube presents a surprising new way to learn. YouTube has a rather extensive network of educational content that injects some fun into academic pursuits to make learning much more tolerable. For example, PBS channels like Crash Course and Idea Channel can get your kids excited about academia by infusing learning with humor and animation in the case of the former and by analysing pop culture in the case of the latter. However, YouTube shows like Game Theory and Film Theory, while more irreverent, can provide a similar way of applying academia to pop culture to show your kids new ways to use their schooling for fun.
Another way to get your kids into learning is by taking an education vacation. Similar to a field trip, a vacation presents a great opportunity to combine learning with recreation. For example, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia allows you and your children to explore a destination that seems lost in time. The colonial look and feel to everything, as well as the hosts being in character as people of the era, allows you to take a walk through history, learning and having a ball all at the same time. There are a number of similar vacation destinations that could improve your child’s interest in the subjects they’re studying, so keep your eyes peeled. And, if you’re going on an education vacation, you’re going to need a place to stay, so book a room with Motel 6.