15. September 2010 21:51
Let's face it, getting children to do their homework can be hard enough, let alone trying to help them learn with you at home! Often, children can find plenty of other activities to distract them at home and often it can be a frustrating experience.
The problem is that the idea of "learning" with Mum or Dad just isn't appealing! So instead, why not make it "playing" with numbers?! There are so many games and activities available online for children of all ages. For younger children, there are magnetic numbers, chalk boards, play money, colourful clocks and lots of other learning based toys available. If your child is struggling with learning money, why not try a toy cash till so they can pretend to be the shopkeeper. Tiddlywinks is a great game for helping learn number skills . . . whilst having lots of fun! Number bingo is excellent for helping with times tables.
The fact is, learning isn't always about homework and worksheets. While worksheets are important learning tools, try to mix in a little fun . . . It will make teaching your child so much easier!
For some great online games, try the Woodlands Junior Maths Zone then back it up with a worksheet from Maths Star!