At home learning activities sorted

It can be challenging to keep your child’s brain engaged whilst at home!

We are here to provide you with fun and easy home learning activities to sneak learning into your child's time at home.

Whilst teaching your child at home may seem challenging. There are many easy and accessible ways of making learning fun whilst being at home.

The importance of home learning activities

While children learn a lot in school, it's actually really important to keep up their learning outside the classroom. This can help them with their leaning development, and help them retain learning over school breaks.

Charlotte Gater, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning, states:

"It’s very important for parents to actively encourage their children to keep learning. This is to avoid any negative impact on their return to school. However, it doesn’t need to lead to arguments as learning can be fun!

Therefore, a few fun and effective ways to teach can be through games, technology and extra tuition. All of which combine to keep their educational engagement ticking along over the break."

How to make home learning activities fun

Learning at home can be fun and easy with a bit of creativity and imagination. There are plenty of ways to sneak learning into your daily routine, without it feeling like a chore. Let's take a look at some fun home learning activities you can do with your child...

Cook Together

Cooking is a fun activity that involves measuring, counting, and timing. It's a great way to teach children about fractions, following instructions, and problem-solving.

You can involve your child in choosing the recipe and ingredients, and they can help with the preparation and cooking. This activity can also help picky eaters to become more adventurous with food.

Enjoy a Lazy Afternoon

Watching a movie is a great way to unwind and relax, but it can also be an opportunity to develop important skills. You can encourage your child to practice their comprehension skills by discussing the plot, characters, and themes of the movie.

Challenge their imagination by asking them to think of alternative endings or to come up with their own story based on the movie. This activity can also help to develop critical thinking skills.

Discover Audio Books

Audio books are an excellent tool to help reluctant readers to develop their literacy. Listening to a story can help children to develop their memory, concentration, and imagination.

You can listen to audio books together and discuss the story as you go along. Encourage your child to ask questions, and you can write them down in a notebook for further discussion later.

Create a Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a fun way to teach children about problem-solving, observation, and teamwork. You can create a scavenger hunt with items that are already in your house, the garden or your local park.

Create a list of clues or riddles, and hide the items around the house or garden. If you're playing in the park, see if they can find the items you listed nearby. This Is a great game to play with siblings or friends, and can help develop social skills.

Build a Fort

Building a fort is a fun and creative way to teach children about engineering, problem-solving, and spatial awareness. You can use materials that you already have at home, such as blankets, pillows, and chairs.

Encourage your child to come up with ideas for the design and construction of the fort. This activity can also help to develop teamwork skills if done with siblings or friends.

Create a Nature Journal

Creating a nature journal is a fun way to teach children about observation, creativity, and scientific thinking. You can take a walk outside and collect different leaves, flowers, and rocks.

Encourage your child to draw pictures of the items they collect and write down observations about them. You can also research the items together to learn more about them.

Learning at home with online tuition

Keeping up your child's learning outside the classroom can be easy with online tuition. With sessions to fit your schedule and unlimited access to our online learning resources and tools, we can help your child maintain and improve their learning after school or during school breaks.

We can be cheerleaders for your child as they learn from the comfort of their own home, so you don't have to move your schedule around. So why not book a free trial and see how we can help your child learn from home?

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