Ways To Utilise The Spaces In Your Home To Aid Learning For Your Child
Your home is full of spaces that can be utilised to aid your child’s learning. You don’t need a mansion to create a learning environment for your child. Here are some ideas on how you can use the space that you already have:
You probably use or look at your fridge every time you walk into your kitchen. The fridge can be a good way to display visual learning materials. You can use magnets to attach posters, maps or other learning materials. You can display your child’s artwork, which shows how proud you are and can be positive reinforcement.
You can stick numbers on tiles in a kitchen or bathroom to help your child with their maths skills. They can add the number or multiple them. You can stick letters on the tiles, which can be used to spell out words. You can change the letters and challenge your child to spell more complex words.
You can use empty containers as storage for things like colouring pencils, card or other various materials. Display these materials so to encourage your child to explore their creativity. Don’t throw materials away, save: cardboard, foil, stickers, empty washing up bottles. They can be used for things like building rockets or models.
You can put up a white board or a pin up board to display visual learning resources. White boards are a great interactive resource which can be used in a number of ways. Your child can use it to draw, practice maths and spellings without the fear of making a mistake as you can easy wipe it clean.
If you have steps in your home, you can place numbers on them. This will encourage your child to count every time they go up or down.
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