School isn’t the only place for children to get an education. In times like these, many parents have quickly learned that when children are at home, you’re their teacher. But that doesn’t mean home needs to feel like a classroom or that everything should be a lesson.
With so many of us battling busy schedules in order to spend time with our loved ones, it’s no wonder that we feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to fit in everything we want to do. For parents, it can be especially difficult to strike a good balance between work, home responsibilities, and spending quality time with the children.
As an increasing number of parents and caregivers take up the educator mantle, there’s more interest in teaching subjects like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from home. Luckily, you don’t have to be a science buff to teach your kids about these topics. Earth sciences are particularly well-suited for at-home learning. For instance, you might take a family field trip to explore rocks in your backyard or the terrain in your neighborhood.
Here are 6 exciting and challenging science experiments you can use to fill your child’s days with a little learning and a lot of fun. These activities are appropriate for children of all ages. Best of all, your family can complete these lessons in your backyard:
Parents of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, know that their little ones are incredibly bright — sometimes to their own disadvantage. ADHD is often characterized by too much energy and a lack of focus, and when kids with the condition don’t have an engaging activity to keep them occupied, they quickly find ways to burn off energy that can be disruptive to others. Continue reading “7 At-Home Science Activities That Can Help Ease ADHD Symptoms”
Winter is finally over, and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors — including your own backyard! Encouraging your kids to learn something new while getting a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine is something we should all be striving to do as parents. That’s why we put together this list of learning activities that will fascinate kids of all ages. As a bonus, they are perfect to do in your backyard, local park, or any outdoor area. Continue reading “9 Great Outdoor Learning Activities for Springtime”