How Parents Can Make Learning Fun

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Truth be told, children do not think learning is fun. Those who enjoy learning don’t call it that; to them it is exploring or discovering. Call it learning, and watch them lose interest at the drop of a hat. Then you will struggle to keep them focused while you teach and show and their minds start to explore someplace else, far away!

Nobody likes to feel lectured—neither child nor adult. Of course there are times when it is necessary to have serious conversations with children. But daily learning can be, and should be, fun. Studies continue to show that things learned through activities children consider fun actually stay put. Things memorized for the sake of acing the next pop quiz tend to be forgotten as soon as the quiz is over! Children remember what they learn from experiences they consider enjoyable.

So, to make learning fun, call it something else and do it together! Some of the answers are obvious—reading to your children, educational TV, lesson-themed video games—but let’s factor out some of the technology that is simultaneously ruining and bettering our young people, and look at some other ways to make learning fun.

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20 Fun and Affordable Birthday Ideas

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Parents love their children’s birthdays as much as the children do! Though we want our children to realize they are important and loved every day, their birthdays present an exciting opportunity to lavish and “spoil” them in a way we can’t afford on a daily basis!

You are excited to do this, but there is a lot at stake. Your child must be pleased, and his or her friends better think the party was “cool,” or else the birthday-kid is heartbroken and you are in serious trouble. Of course, all the factors of a perfect party depend on who your child is. Don’t worry—no one knows that better than you do! Here are some ways to make the environment fun and have a great party on a budget.

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App Review: Wee Kids Math and Wee Kids ABC

Wee Kids Math

Price: $2.99    |  Score: 4.5/5  |  Category: Education

Wee Kids Math and Wee Kids ABC are apps developed by Ebooks&Kids

They create imaginative applications, with a focus on educating children from the ages of 2 to 10 years old. The apps are developed in a way that allows children to have fun while learning and to help develop and strengthen important skills. We love Ebooks&Kids mantra, which is “Playing means learning!”

Already used by children worldwide, Wee Kids Math and Wee Kids ABC has garnered impressive reviews from both independent parties and well known online tech companies. These apps feature high quality graphics and an intuitive interface that allow children to have fun and learn at the same time. Both of these apps are packed with exciting games and compelling, colorful graphics that will entertain a wide age range of children. Read more...

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10 Fun Apps for Learning 123's

Ten Fun Apps for Learning 123s

Technology is an ever reaching force. It has conquered the world and every nuance of our lives. Even children are reaching for computers and smartphones at surprisingly young ages, and not just for teething!

I could learn a thing or two about today’s technologies from some of the children I know! It is amazing to see kids pressing touchscreens and opening games before they have learned to count. But parents can use these technologies to their advantage.

Let’s look at some fun, popular electronic applications accessible through iPad and iPod devices right now that teach children their numbers!

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7 Apps to Help Kids with Math

There are kids in the world who genuinely enjoy learning about math. They like the definitiveness of the subject, the challenge of learning a purely logical thing, that it’s the same in every language.

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6 Educational Vocabulary Apps

As children begin to expand their vocabulary they seek fun ways to pick up new words. With the growth of the learning app market, there is an amazing variety of vocabulary apps that your children or students may benefit from.

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Classroom Technology & Early Education

Technology plays a key role in the classroom today. Gone are the days when teachers used only flash cards and writing worksheets to teach alphabets, numbers and other basics to students.

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