Learning Games for Your Children

Great Little Learning Games for Your Child

There are a lot of ways to help your child get ahead even if she’s too young yet for even kindergarten. In fact, you shouldn’t wait until then. You should start today and this isn’t just being an overzealous mother either. In any kindergarten these days, they expect parents to bring their children in all ready with the basics. They expect them to know how to count to 10 backwards and forwards, they expect them to be able to write their names down, and so on.

In fact, they are outsourcing their work to you. What they once used to do there for you, they expect you to do for them even before you bring your child in. How do you help your child learn those basics without tears? You use learning games, of course.

With learning games, your child can get up to speed with all the basic things she needs to know before setting foot in a kindergarten school. When they actually start to teach her things in kindergarten, she won’t struggle. It’ll be familiar stuff, because you will have taught her everything with your learning games.

For instance, consider how you would go about teaching her to write the alphabet or to write all the numbers. She will probably find it infinitely boring if you insist that she write all the letters right away. Instead, teach her something that makes sense to her – drawing lines, slanted lines, curves and circles. In fact, you could teach her these by way of a game.

Suck her into a monkey see-monkey do imitation game, and she can happily imitate you, whatever you do with a pencil. They expect your child to know all her colors by the time she arrives in kindergarten. What kind of learning game could achieve this? There are all kinds, actually.

How about taking your child out on a nice spring’s day and showing her how to find all the colors in the trees, the sky, the birds and so on? When she spies a bird with a beautiful yellow peak, or green feathers, that will be especially fun. But you can actually have this game in all kinds of it places. Watching cartoons on TV, at the dinner table, and so on.

Next there is bath time, if you’re still casting about for imaginative areas in which to bring in those learning games. To parents, bath time at night is about getting the child to quiet down, unwind and get ready to sleep. To your child, it’s about a nice warm bath to splash about in and make a complete mess of the bathroom.

Well, perhaps you could work a little counting game in there. There are toys to count, bubbles to count, there are seconds to count off that your child holds her breath underwater and so on.

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