Education seems to be on a long vacation for many parents and teachers as they are unable to water the seeds of their kid’s learning for a long time. It can be evident from the ‘Google Trends’ that the interest of people in education is declining at a high pace and this fact is really daunting and startling.
The bright future of the kids stands on the pillar of ‘effective education.’ However, education is often confused with ‘bookish language’ by many parents and even teachers. If you search for the dictionary meaning of the education, you will come across the following definition:
“It is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.”
Now, in the definition stated above, the word ‘systematic’ holds a vital place and changes your context of thinking about education. A systematic way of learning allows the kids to grasp new facts and skills that are based upon the solid foundation.
The role of parents and teachers is to build a solid foundation. They need to come up with some unique and creative ideas to make the kids learn new things in more effective and pragmatic manner.
- Play! Play! And Play! Can make kids learn a lot
The play is the main ways in which children learn a lot. You will be flabbergasted to know the fact that even the great scientist Albert Einstein got inspired from a magnetic compass at the age of just 4-5 years wondering “How the needle always knew to point towards the north?”
This little query knocked by the magnetic compass, paved way for his successful career. Albert Einstein wrote that “this experience made a deep and lasting impression on me. Something deeply hidden had to be behind things.”
Play-based learning is a very simple concept but many of us are accustomed to seeing learning occur in formal settings, hence it’s easily misunderstood. Play can help kids in a myriad of ways to learn new things. Some of them are as follows:
- Develop the ability to concentrate- Play is fun and children easily become absorbed in what they are doing, eventually, this helps in building their robust level of concentration.
- Develop Self-Control and Social Skills- When children play together, they work towards a common goal and hence they have to regulate their impulses in order to cooperate with each other. And it is a fact that Children who are more impulsive especially benefit from this kind of play.
- Promotes connection and build strong relationships- A strong bond with the kids can be built through play. You can directly play with kids and immerse yourself in their world. It helps to promote closeness and builds a robust trust on which stand you and your kid.
Play-based learning is a unique concept to make kids learn practically with an effective support of teachers and educators by recognizing the ‘teachable moments’ during the kid’s play.