In an ideal world, no one should ever stop learning, and thanks to technology, children and adults alike can continue to learn at home, on the bus or in a park. Through a combination of technology and other methods, it is possible to both educate and entertain simultaneously, making the ‘lesson’ much easier to remember. Here are some ideas on how to combine education and entertainment yourself.
There are so many varieties of puzzles available that no matter what you enjoy, you will find one to suit. These can be puzzles that incorporate math or English (or any other language), or perhaps puzzles that require a different kind of thinking such as jigsaw puzzles. You can enjoy these with a pen and paper or out of the box, but there are also many apps available that will give you the same challenges. These can be useful for those with less dexterity, for example. Each one will engage the brain, which is a good thing, but they are also very useful tools for when you or your children are feeling bored and need something entertaining to do.
See A Show
Head over to ticketsales.com, and you’ll see just how many different shows and performances there are to be enjoyed. It’s a good idea to find one that suits a school topic, or something that you or your children simply want to know more about and see it. Watching a story unfold on stage in front of you is a great way to ensure that it is remembered and that it is found to be interesting. You may even get able to go backstage and meet the cast to find out more details, but this should be arranged beforehand if you’re going to try it. Education has never been more fun!
Doing any kind of sport or gym class training is good for the body, but did you know it’s good for the mind as well and can teach us many things? The lessons that can be gained from sporting activities include spatial recognition, self-discipline, communication, self-esteem, body awareness, and goal-setting.
Doing exercise, whether it is through play or a more formal match or game setting, is a fantastic way to relieve stress as well. When we are feeling less stressed our brains are more able to absorb information, so taking some time out from class to go for a run or to play with friends is useful for learning in general as well.
Board games are excellent ways to have fun and to learn something at the same time. Chess is a wonderful example, as it takes a lot of concentration and an understanding of what each of the pieces does to play well. Chess is all about thinking of what your opponent will do before they do it, and this can be something that is useful in many different situations in life. Chess can be played in person, or it can be played online, and your opponent might live on the other side of the world, opening up more opportunities for learning about culture and language. Board games can really boost your ability to gain education and retain it by sharpening your mind.
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