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3 Ways to Make Learning Fun + Giveaway

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As a parent you might have trouble making learning seem fun for your younger kids. If you tailor your child's learning experience to their interests and present it in entertaining formats, you can usually help your children associate learning with fun. The earlier you start the better, but it is important that you persist in your efforts at all ages.

3 Ways to Make Learning Fun

Participate

When your kids are doing an educational activity, join in. Don't walk away and do laundry or mop the floor while your kids sit down for quiet reading time. Take the opportunity to read some of that novel that you have been meaning to start. Your children will look at you as a role model. If they suspect that you enjoy to read, they will in turn like to read as well.

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Learn About What They Love

If you have a child that gets bored easily or they have difficulty focusing on an activity figure out a way to make it more appealing by having it revolve around something that they love. All children have that one thing that they are currently "obsessed" with. Use that to your advantage. For instance, if your child is currently going through a phase where they love building and Lego brinks are the best thing ever then you can focus your activities around that. You can get building books from the library and learn all about building buildings. You can look online for building ideas, and then make them together. Find coloring pages, building sets, story books and even movies based on building with the bricks. Then once you have learned all that you can then you can go on a field trip. Did you know that there are Brick Fairs all over the United States where you can take your kids to see amazing displays?

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Family Activity Time

While one on one time is very important, but younger kids (3-8) also find activities to be fun when done with a group of family members or friends. As a parent, set aside time for your entire family to take part in educational activities. Did you know that taking a Saturday morning to hit up the local aquarium or zoo is a great educational activity that everyone can enjoy regardless of age!

One fun family friendly activity that we found is the new InnoTV Educational Gaming System from VTech (designed for kids ages 3-8). It gives the little kids a chance to join in the fun. They can play games that are fun, and educational on their level. InnoTV features built ­in Wi­Fi for streaming and downloading games and extensive educational content from the Learning Lodge. With more than 100 titles rolling out by the end of the year. Additionally, it is compatible with InnoTab library cartridges, further extending the play value.

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InnoTV Features

  • InnoTV console with built ­in Wi­Fi
  • Wireless controller with smart wheel and wrist strap
  • 4 included learning games, plus free trials of additional games
  • 2 multiplayer games
  • Free downloadable mini games
  • 8 GB of memory
  • For children ages 3 – 8 years
  • Controller switches from right handed to left handed to accommodate all children
  • MSRP: $69.99

The curriculum of each of the games lets kids progress at their own speed and level up with developmentally appropriate content. Many of the games align with Common Core curriculum standards, such as the Island Challenge game found in the Play and Learn Starter Pack bundle, allowing children to practice recognizing and spelling sight words, a popular curriculum.

The console provides an interactive focal point for family gathering and gaming. Even when kids are playing a solo game the rest of the family has the opportunity to observe, question, suggest, and laugh with the child behind the controls. The remote is the perfect size for smaller hands so it is so much easier for little kids to control what they are doing. We played as a family and even my older kids took a turn not only playing but helping the little girls figue things out if they needed help.

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