Parents are the most influential people when it comes to their children’s education. Parents can either help their children excel or hinder their chances of success. So you need to be proactive and provide your child with the resources they need to thrive in this ever-changing world.
For kindergarteners, this is especially important because here, they start to build on their foundation for literacy, mathematics, and science. These skills are essential for success in their future endeavors and should not be taken lightly.
Read this blog post to find out how you can nurture your kindergartener’s education at home.
Create An Activity Table
Activity tables are described as a table made out of wood, plastic, or even a chalkboard on the wall with shelves where children can learn, play, and build.
Activity tables can be used for a variety of activities, such as colouring, reading, building puzzles, and even eating.
The benefits of an activity table are that it aids in the development of your kindergartener, it is easy to clean and maintain, and it usually keeps him/her busy for hours on end.
Read To Your Kindergartener
You do not need to read long and boring stories every night; just spend 10 minutes of your evening reading to your child. If you do not know what to read to your child, here are some excellent books you can buy:
“I don’t want to be a frog by Dev Petty.”
“The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney.”
“What Color is Night by Grant Snider.”
Reading to a child, especially a kindergartener, helps them to develop an understanding of language, improves their creativity, and can even help them with reading skills if they follow the words with you.
Play Educational Games
Educational games can come in many forms, but some of the most popular games at home are UNO, Scrabble, Boggle, and Pictionary.
These educational games can help your kindergartener to improve their counting, spelling, problem-solving and drawing skills.
The bonus of educational games is that your kindergartener doesn’t even know that they are learning valuable skills because they’re having so much fun. So educational games and activities are definitely a win-win!
Watch Educational Videos Online
Educational videos educate someone on a specific topic or collection of topics. In today’s modern world, this is probably the easiest way you can get your kindergartener to learn something educational while having fun.
You can find videos on YouTube, or you can subscribe to certain platforms. Just make sure that the platform you are using is age appropriate.
So what type of videos should you show to your kindergartner? Well, you can show them videos about different cultures, videos about language learning, or even videos about science. But what is science for kindergarten children? Science for kindergartners usually covers topics like plants and animals, the weather, habitats, and about professionals such as doctors.
Nurturing your kindergartener’s education at home is very important. At home is where children spend most of their time, so it is up to you to help your child excel. Experiment with a few of these activities and see which one suits you and your kindergartener best.