Education does not have to be torture.
When I was learning to teach, Piaget was king. I know he has fallen out of favour but honestly in my experience many of his principles still apply.
Piaget “I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.”
With my children I have always put my emphasis on a disproportionate amount of doing. My own offspring had always known, I had one very strict rule.
The “No Fun Allowed Rule”
In my experience, if children suspect FUN is a subversive activity, they will be determined to enjoy themselves.
Writing A Story Together
One important principle which I had personally struggled to teach, was the idea that stories should have a beginning, a middle and an end.
I was wondering if we could perhaps all write a story together, using Plotagon to help us teach this concept.
Let me introduce you to Samir
He is going to help us write our story.
I am first going to interview him for the role of main character.
If you find any of my ideas helpful please feel free to use them, if not just ignore them. I can only suggest ideas, which I feel may have worked for me. SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS BE THE PRIMARY CONSIDERATION IN ANY ACTIVITY UNDERTAKEN.
Disclaimer: I will not be able to give country-specific advice. Nonetheless if you want activity suggestions to do with a specific topic or teaching a specific concept, I might be able to suggest a few things, which have worked for me over the years. As I have stated before all youngsters are different and ultimately you know your own children best. However if you are frantically 😨trying to keep your children’s education going but have little or no access to support, feel free to contact me.