Do you find it exhausting sometimes trying to keep your kids interested in learning? As a homeschooling mom, I get it. I have done lots of different things to get my kids interesting in learning. I wanted to share some of my tips with you. Here are some things I have used in the past.
How to Keep Your Kids Interested in Learning
Use a reward system
Sometimes kids just need a little motivation to help them learn. I know it can be hard to sit still and “learn”, which is why I do what I can. Sometimes a reward system works wonders in helping keep your kids interested in learning. The reward can be as simple as stickers, new pencils (special ones), a little extra screen time. Whatever your family believes in and works.
Give your kids a pep talk
Sometimes kids don’t even know why they’re learning certain things. They just have a bunch of adults telling them WHY they should be studying this. Give your kids a pep talk and tell them why this is important. Learning is essential to a successful life. Developing a love for lifelong learning is super important. A pep talk always helps my kids.
Find out what they’re interested in
Think about it, you don’t like going to meetings for something you’re not interested in. Your kids are the same way. They learn better when they’re interested in the topic at hand. For example, this awesome Uncle Sam and You Curriculum , my kids LOVED it. This civics course not only teaches the basics of the law, but it goes a step further. A good course like this, digs deep into issues like national security, national images, history of photographs and so much more. Courses like this, change the way we homeschool because my kids get excited about learning.
Uncle Sam and You Curriculum is an excellent independent learning course or something you can do with the whole family. There are even 30 optional lessons on America’s patriotic holidays that you could use as additional lessons. My kids loved these lessons too.
Switch things up
I can tell you that your kids are going to lose interest in learning fast, if you don’t switch things up. Vow to not be boring and to try different ways of teaching. Teaching from a workbook all the time isn’t always the answer. Take field trips, do hands on learning, and talk about what you’ve learned.
What are some ways you keep your kids interested in learning?
Interested in learning more about Uncle Sam and You:
This Curriculum is awesome!
Uncle Sam and You is filled with 30 Units for example:
We The People
How America Works
From the Convention to Election Day
The U.S. Congress
The United States Military
The American Justice System
Helping People in Need and so much more
Each Unit has five sections, and there are a variety of activities like creative writing, drawing a picture, vocabulary, and review for each lesson. You’ll also get a separate Answer Key which is great for checking your work.
A special multi-age family activity, art and craft projects or themed meals is assigned to each holiday lesson which is optional but a lot of fun.
The Citizen’s Handbook is probably my favorite. Being able to see and read civics in action is incredible.
I definitely recommend Uncle Sam and You Curriculum Package for grades 5-8.
You can find Uncle Sam and You in the 6th Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Package.
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