Keep your child engaged with our top ideas for creating an exciting learning environment.
Transform a space in your home into a learning station that's not only fun, but helps keep you and your kids organized. Allow kids to be a part of the process and put the skills they've already learned to work.
Start with a wall or corner. Try to pick out a spot that has some natural light and is also quiet and away from distractions. Clear it out. Remove everything to give yourself a blank palette to work with.
Sketch a design together. Get the kids involved and give them some creative input while you both draw out a plan. Add some color. You’ll need to brighten up your child’s workspace, so keep it fun.
Build your DIY desk. Hang a board on the wall to support the desktop. Add brackets to support the pre-cut butcher block. Install a leg in the front and drill holes for access to power outlets. Add shelves for books. This adds surface space and keeps things nice and organized.
Everything is a teachable moment.
Numbers Charts & Games!
Practice counting money or counting animals with fun chart games. You can even use these games for review in other subjects such as phonics and reading!
Helping in the garden or playing outside can be a great time to learn about basic sciences.
A simple chore like folding laundry can turn into a learning experience by working on counting and organizing by colors.
Helping With Meals
Measuring ingredients and following recipes are both great ways to incorporate learning into the kitchen.
Encourage learning by making resources work for you and your kids.
Basic Phonics Readers - By the end, your child will be using phonics blends and special phonics sounds to read complete stories. Help your child foster a love of reading at an early age.
Arithmetic Flashcards - Sharpen your child’s speed and accuracy with the Arithmetic Flashcards. These cards contain the problem on the front and the problem with the listed answer on the back. Whether practicing on the go or playing fun review games, use these flashcards to enhance your child's understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
There's more flexibility with at-home learning.
Take the classroom outside. Get physical, whether it's helping young kids shake their wiggles out or kicking around a soccer ball with your older children.
Physical activities should be integrated into young children’s lives to create a foundation of movement and activity which will be carried with them throughout the rest of their lives. Children tend to be more active when they are outdoors rather than when they are indoors. Physical activity promotes healthy growth and development. It helps build a healthier body composition, stronger bones and muscles. It also improves the child’s development in concentration and thinking skills.
Give kids autonomy, where you can.
Help them come up with a daily schedule, pick the next area they want to study, or outfit the learning area with their artwork. Abeka’s tailored education allows you the flexibility to alter your child’s electives based on what they are interested in.