Do you know how you learn? There are different ways of learning. Some enjoy the magic of listening to an inspiring teacher in a class room. Some love reading books. Others love to explore. While others learns best with hands on learning, learning by doing practical tasks. Did you know that some studies show that both children, and adults learn challenging subjects, like a completely new language, faster while playing football (or other sports)?
Learning, and how we learn is something I’ve spent a lot of time studying, and thinking about. I have a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, and I worked in the field before I was blessed with a daughter.
Personally I learn best by first reading, or seeing someone do something, and then trying it myself. Hearing someone just talking about a subject doesn’t do much for me. I need to see it, either with the eyes of my mind while reading about it, or seeing a live demonstration.
I still love exploring, and learning new things, it’s one of the ultimate pleasures of life. I’ve been thinking a lot about how my daughter learns. She has always been a little explorer, enjoying the outdoors. I’m doing my best to let her indulge in her current passions, and let them become her teacher’s. I feel blessed every minute I get to spend in her presence. We have been traveling a lot together. I believe she’s seen around 40 states so far (I need to do an exact count.) I haven’t decided yet wether I am going to homeschool her completely, or send her to a public school as a compliment to our lessons. That is something I am going to decide before the end of this summer. She does get plenty of time with other children in her age every week, so she does get the social part.
To make her education richer her father and I, decided to give her an iPad for Christmas. Even though we are not together anymore, we are on the same page when it comes to her education, which makes things a lot easier. We just started to use ABC Mouse learning program for preschool children. I am very pleased so far. It allows you as a parent to tweak the program to suit what your child needs to work on, while still letting the child choose the activities they want to do. My daughter loves it! I think it will be a great compliment to our hands on learning. Especially since it can be used wherever we are. This was a little different post, to share where we are right now.
If you are a parent, I’d love to hear your thoughts about how your children learn!! do they prefer hands on activities? Exploring? A combination?
Have a wonderful day!!