How kids learn with their environment

Have you ever wondered how kids learn? They learn through various media channels are and more in tuned with their senses than most ’desensitized’ adults.

The curiousity of a child forms when he or she observes an event happening and is not able to come up with a plausible explanation of why so and so happened. This is when they start asking adults a lot of questions which can really be unnerving at times.

As opposed to a traditional classroom environment, young kids learn best when they’re out and about. They learn more about science when they’re out experiencing what nature has to offer. Even a simple trip to the playground is a great stimulus to the curious mind. A child bouncing up and down a bounce house or trampoline will learn more about physics and the principles of gravity in that scenario compared to just being taught in a classroom lecture. Such things need to be considered by educators and teachers in planning their teaching sessions. It is important to not only keep these sessions engaging, but also to utilize every opportunity to learn, even on the playground during play time. This way, children will learn to love learning so it is important to incorporate things that interests them.

A well-rounded approach to education is a must nowadays. Gone are those day when the kids just sit with tables in front, just listening to the teacher all day long. Of course, younger kids have shorter attention spans hence the need for more frequent breaks. As kids get older, class sessions take longer as well, each one can last up to 2 to 3 hours. The actual spent is not the issue here. What’s important is that these young learners are actually engaged throughout the entire time, otherwise teaching has a been a futile attempt.