Regardless of exactly where along the educational path your class of children happens to be, you need to make learning fun. Hunched over books or just copying off of the board is boring, even for the most dedicated student. Those subjects learned while having fun will not only stay in the brain longer but are also likely to become happy memories triggered at a moment’s notice into the forebrain and so are easily recalled in the future.
#1 Structured Classes
The introduction of a structured class regime is something that must be put in place when a child is in kindergarten. This is not to say that every class must be structured, but math and English are easy to segregate and make structured. This is because most children have not had the experience of class structure in their lives at preschool, and as every class is structured in school, it could for some come as an unwanted change, and this being paired with new surroundings, added noise, and additional children to contend with can be a culture shock that needn’t be enlarged.
#2 Encouraging Math in Children
It is likely that, at kindergarten, there are already songs that are sung which include counting and writing numbers one through to twenty also feature. However, children learn through play, and providing them with different gadget,s such as buttons to count or abacuses to play with, is a great way to introduce addition and subtraction to your teaching practices.
You are likely to find that the more fun you make this subject, the better your students will understand, and the more they understand the better they will do. It is also likely that there will be those that just don’t ‘get it’ later on in their school life, but providing them with the care and attention in these early stages can give them a good foundation to build on later on.
#3 Reading and Writing Go Hand in Hand
Encouraging your children to read as well as write is vitally important. This not only helps them recognize words that are written down but also expands their vocabulary. Reading and writing speed are not important as long as the child understands what is being read. Spending time reading to the children in your class and having them follow the words that you are reading at the same time will help, but this shouldn’t replace the time that they spend reading to you.
Opening up the child’s creativity by asking them to perform creative writing tasks can also be helpful in their learning and will help you see where a child requires extra help. To help with this, some websites offer free writing activities for kindergarten students to help you nurture the creativity of your young students.
Kindergarten is a main stepping stone between preschool and proper school for many children. For some, the move between kindergarten and school is taken well and truly in their stride, but for others, it can seem like a totally different and very scary new world.
By structuring some classes at your kindergarten, you will be taking some of that difference away and making it the norm. Combining playtime with your structured Math class can help basic addition and subtraction stay in the children’s memory, while introducing them to worksheets and having them follow along while you read in your writing and literature class is likely to help unlock their creativity while helping them expand their vocabulary.