You probably already have these things in your tool box. They are simple, yet everyone needs new ideas to keep them interesting for kids. If you like teaching your children, rotate through these 6 things and you’ll have great success!
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6 Teaching Tools Every Parent Needs!
Whether you are homeschooling or not, every parent can use any of these tools to help them teach. From potty training to cooking, the method is the same. Keep your techniques interesting and motivating by making it simple and trying new ideas!
1. Hands-on Activities
Everything can be learned through hands-on activities because everyone learns quickly though doing. It takes a little creativity to teach some things this way, but here are some great ideas to teach basic math facts.
2. Story Making
Your child will learn anything if they can turn what they need to learn into their own story. Here are some ideas for making books with your kids. I especially like this idea when you’re trying to explain moral or social issues to children. Talking about it isn’t enough. If you have them explain it in their own words and draw examples, they will internalize the concepts so much better.
Do your children love Frozen, Coyboys, Kittens, or Pirates? Developing a theme around what you want to teach motivates and excites even the eldest child. Even as an adult, if someone put physics lessons into a Shark Tank themed class, I would actually be interested! I really need to come up with a Hawaiian themed Laundry folding party. Lol.
There is a healthy balance between using technology and limiting it for learning. But you really can’t afford to do without it. Your children will benefit from some use of apps and other learning games. Here’s a great list of apps to teach drawing. I just try to keep the precedence that technology is a privilege that has to be earned and it helps keep my kids from becoming obsessive.
Keeping learning exciting is as easy as a little tickle, tease or taunt. With this little strategy you can motivate your children to learn anything. “I bet you can’t _____!” or “You better not _____!” are valuable tools for getting kids to practice and try.
6. Free Printables
Need some free or quiet time? Free printables are a life saver! I love these Calendar printables because you don’t just do them and throw them away. They are so cute and your children can help with monthly planning.
What tools do you have up your sleeve? I’d love to hear some thing you use to help teach your children.
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Sara Zielinski says
I Like that the healthy suprise box does not contain any unhealthy or artificial ingredients or any GMO’s.
Teresa C. says
I love that these products do not use anything truly awful for our bodies!
I love that they’re GMO free!
I like that the snacks are kid-friendly, and there’s a good variety in every box.
I like that they have a lot of different types of boxes – even a chocolate box!
I like that there’s a wide variety of items in each box: fruit items, nuts, bars, chocolate, etc. It’s good to try new things!
rebecca day says
i like that theres noartificial ingredients or any GMO’s.
Terri Moore says
I like that their snack boxes are made with real food and that it has such a nice variety of healthy snacks.
Donna L says
I like that the snacks are healthy snacks.
Sheila K. says
I like that they provide healthy goodies for kids to enjoy!
I like that they are made in america!!
Susan McNeill says
Natural and healthy. so important!
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Linda Kish says
They have a great selection and wide variety in their boxes.
I like that the snacks are full-size!
Sherri J says
I like t he natural products and no GMOs in them.
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Sarah L says
We choose only the highest quality snacks that do not have any ingredients which are unhealthy, artificial or GMO
Thanks for the contest.
Maureen Ruble says
I like that they are free for artificial everything including sugar, colors, flavors etc. That is a must for most snacks for my children and family.
laurie steiner says
I like the huge amount of variety in each box.
Wendy R. says
I like that the snacks are full size! Sometimes a small sample just isn’t enough to have the whole family try.
I like that the snacks are healthy.
Nicole Pyles says
I love that they’re gluten free!
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I like the variety
I like that they include innovative products along with the healthy variety of snacks.
Amanda Baker says
I love the idea of these Healthy Surprise boxes!! Of course I love that they send healthy food, but I like them so much because they send different varieties of food in every box. I can sometimes be hesitant about buying full sized products of things that I have never tried before. With the Healthy Surprise Boxes they send out all kinds of different things to try out and I get the chance to taste new products before I buy them at the store. Thank you for posting this and I’m dying to check them out now!!
Lee McKeon says
They contain no unhealthy Ingredients, and honestly my daughter would love the variety
I have a child who has to be gluten and dairy free, and it’s harder to find that combination thatn you would think! Love that these boxes have that available
I like that they have non dairy treats. That is great! A couple of my family members are lactose intolerant so non-dairy options are very nice!!
Angela P. says
I love that it’s healthy and if you purchase a gift subscription you can schedule the date it arrives.
I like that they are GMO free
I like that they have vegan snacks.
liz l says
They are convenient for travel
Jessica W says
I love that I would feel comfortable with my son choosing any snack out of the box on his own and I wouldn’t have to worry about what’s in it.
I like that they are made in the USA.
Crystal Rose says
I like that they have no high fructose corn syrup in them.
Lisa Stover says
I love that the products are made in the USA
Sam Gibson says
My wife has been homeschooling our two young daughters this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I appreciate your point about how it takes a little extra time to teach hands-on learning but it will pay off quickly. My wife is hoping to find some fun experiments that our girls can use to learn science.