During Pandemic timing we can find ways to avoid letting our children spend too much time in front of their electronic devices all day.
Options to teach little students out of the home space
Outdoor lessons for this generation have many advantages: they enrich physical and language skills, develop self-confidence and increase interest in learning. Teaching outdoors can be an important challenge for teachers or teachers: it is really difficult to take responsibility for a group of naughty children.
However, the benefits of leaving the classroom are significant, so parents need to be involved in their children’s education, even when they are at school. It is important to suggest such trips to teachers, to get involved in childcare in these activities, and even to suggest topics for outdoor activities if the teacher does not intend to.
How to help students to increase their skills and knowledge
Numerous studies show that outdoor classes, if well planned, taught correctly, and then followed by tests or questions in the classroom, help students increase their skills and knowledge, complementing the information accumulated in the classroom.
Recent research suggests that students tend to retain outdoor classes for many years. Compared to their classmates who study only in the classroom, children who also had outdoor lessons in their school program got better grades in different subjects, such as reading, different sciences, mathematics.
It was also shown that the experience of these lessons was much more effective for the development of cognitive skills than learning only in the classroom.
Regarding the attitude towards the environment, it turned out that, although the children had a positive attitude towards the environment before the outdoor classes, the experience of this type of learning strengthened this attitude.
It is a good idea to have outdoor classes?
Outdoor classes are much more effective if students are not required to take notes during them (these activities are unpleasant for the child and do not lead to better learning). Direct interaction with nature, through observation and touch, is much more beneficial.
However, the need for recapitulation once in class should be emphasized: establishing links between theory learned in school and practice observed in nature promotes learning.
The purpose of outdoor classes is to show children nature, with the plants and animals that exist around us. You can organize classes at the botanical garden, at the zoo, in the park – to observe the plants or even on a farm.
The little townspeople will be very happy to discover the pets at their true size and to make connections with everything they know about them from their parents’ stories.
Risk at kids while they spend too much time in front of their electronic devices
Encouraging outdoor school games and lessons is aimed at the child’s health. Experts are concerned that long hours spent in front of the TV or computer eventually lead to childhood obesity, later correlated with adult obesity and all the health problems that arise from it.
All of this could be prevented for the later adult by implementing a healthy, outdoor lifestyle since childhood. That is why it is so important for parents to intervene now and shape the child’s activities from the beginning.
Why Diana Daycare in Newmarket?
Diana Daycare in Newmarket is considered by many to be the top home Daycare in Newmarket. We offer CCTV (Closed Circuit TV monitoring ) for the entire facility, home-made food and a big NO to junk food as well as no pets and a focus on providing a strong Ontario curriculum.
When children graduate from Diana Daycare in Newmarket, they are prepared for school: they are able to read and write and are completely ready to be integrated into their first grade in school.
That’s why all students from Diana Daycare are always a step ahead compared to the other kids who join their first grade in school.