Let’s create a FUN activity that children can relate to!
So, why is fun important when it comes to children’s learning?
- This is because, to a child, play = fun. And play and fun are the language they understand; this is how they learn about the world around them.
- When a child enjoys the activity they want to do it again and again. They want to repeat that activity many times over, thus increasing motivation to learn and participate.
- When your child is having fun, they are laughing and enjoying the process, which reduces any stress that they may be feeling in their body, thus it enhances their learning capabilities.
Why is it important to relate to an activity?
As for being able to relate to an activity that you understand and is within your grasp, you would be more motivated to want to pursue it in more depth, wouldn’t you? In other words, it needs to make sense in your world.
For example, your 3 year old is fascinated with all sorts of animals that she comes in contact with. She wants to play with them, and is very keen to find out more about them through books, stories, personal interactions, documentaries, zoos, wildlife park, asking questions etc.
Why would you think that is the case?
Because she is able to relate to this particular topic; to her, it is fun, as they make sense and it gives her lots of joy and pleasure to learn more about animals.
So let’s do something really fun!!!
Get your child to do one thing that he or she absolutely loves, something that they can relate to, such as take a photo of something that they like and send the photo to me.
For example, if your child loves animals, take a photo of any animals they like, it can be a dog, cat, an insect etc.
Send it to me via the Facebook Page or via this the form below. I will then create a fun colouring page to share with the GoKids community.
How about that?
This is an example of a colouring page I created based on the image above.
So, let’s have some FUN and have a wonderful day with your family.
Use this form below to submit your creations: