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Looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for your child at home? Look no further! Say goodbye to boring lessons and hello to exciting and effective learning methods! This blog post will explore ways to help your child learn through soft toys, plush shapes, educational media, and real-world experiences.

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Using Soft Toys and Plush Shapes to Teach Colors, Numbers, and Letters

Soft toys and plush shapes can be a fun and practical tool to help children learn colors, numbers, and letters. Children can learn to identify and map out different shapes and colors by engaging in tactile play with these toys. Parents can also use these toys to teach numbers and individual letters – for instance, by pointing to a specific letter or number on a soft block and encouraging their child to say it aloud. This interactive and hands-on approach can make learning fun and exciting and can serve as a great way to help children build their knowledge and skillset in a low-pressure, enjoyable environment. Combined with the other techniques discussed in this article, such as teaching through music, getting outside and embracing real-world learning opportunities, and using technology and educational apps to supplement learning, parents can provide their children with a holistic and engaging learning experience within the comfort of their own home.


Getting Outside and Making Use of Different Places, Situations, and Scenarios as Learning Opportunities

When it comes to helping children learn at home, a great way to supplement their education is by getting outside and exploring different places, situations, and scenarios. This not only provides a change of scenery and fresh air, but it also opens up new learning opportunities. For example, walking around the neighborhood can teach children about different animals and plants and how to navigate streets and roads safer. A trip to the local park can also provide educational experiences like learning about gravity and physics on a swing set or how to socialize and work in groups on play structures. By incorporating outdoor adventures into your child’s learning routine, you can create a more engaging and dynamic way for them to absorb and enjoy new knowledge.


Teaching Through Music and Song

Teaching through music and song is another effective way to assist a child’s learning at home. It can be an engaging and fun tool to aid in memorization, refine their motor skills, and help them learn about different cultures. Incorporating songs and rhymes into learning can also boost a child’s confidence in speaking and reading aloud. Parents or guardians can use traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes or create their own using the concepts the child is currently learning. This approach can also be emphasized further by other activities, such as creating dance moves to accompany the song or using hand gestures to keep young ones engaged. It is one of many ways to make learning enjoyable and memorable for your child.


Using Technology and Educational Apps to Supplement Learning

One more way that parents can help their children learn at home is by using technology and educational apps to supplement their learning. Watching educational videos on YouTube or using apps designed for young learners can be a great way to engage children and promote their learning. While parents should encourage their children to limit their screen time, using technology thoughtfully can be a helpful tool in the learning process. When used in conjunction with other methods, such as hands-on activities and outdoor exploration, technology can become a valuable resource to help children grasp critical concepts and further develop their understanding of the world around them.


There are many innovative ways to help your child explore learning outside the standard classroom environment. These are just a few examples of where to start. 


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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