Helping Your Kids to Learn More From Home

Education is so important to our children and their development. It’s what can open really important doors to them in the future, giving them the opportunity to continue into higher education, secure an internship they’re interested in or go on to a career that will bring them a good income and day to day happiness. It can also teach them important life skills, important social skills and so much more. It’s important that you do what you can to help your child get a good education. Of course, countless parents go above and beyond to get their kids into a good school and many parents also add extracurricular clubs and activities into their child’s schedule. But there are also things you can do to help them learn while they’re at home too. Here are some that you could try out.


Puzzles challenge your little one’s logic and also encourage perseverance. Sure, they may be difficult to figure out at first, but your kid can stick at it and learn some logic skills by getting them right. There are so many types of puzzles that you can try them out with, from things like jigsaw puzzles to logic and math puzzles, see how they get on. Try to guide them with useful suggestions, hints and tips, but allow them to do the main bulk of the work themselves. Once they become more competent, they move on to games and puzzles that require a greater level of skill and problem-solving like chess, using these insights from Misha Solodovnikov.


Of course, you should only get a pet if you are actually happy to take care of the pet yourself. You should never give a child full responsibility over an animal’s wellbeing. You also need to be committed to all elements of having a pet, as this is another sentient being who you’re going to have full responsibility over and have to cater and provide for – for a fair number of years depending on the type of pet you get. They will require training, food, walking, insurance, entertainment, medicine, ongoing care into old age and so much more. But as well as being a great companion for your children, pets teach them responsibility, caring for other living things, understanding that animals have personalities too and also the sheer, hard facts of life.

Nature Walks

A fun and free activity that can help your little one to learn more about the wider walk is a nature walk. When you take your child on a nature walk, you can talk about the seasons, trees, natural processes such as leaf shedding, wildlife, processes such as metamorphoses and so much more. Choose a good, rural area and go for a long hike if your little one is up for it. You may even want to take a picnic or snacks to make a good day of it!


Reading is an important life skill and while every children might not be an avid reader, most will enjoy some sort of story telling. Start out by telling bedtime stories. Then get them to read along stories during the day with you. This can help with reading comprehension skills, pronunciation, vocabulary and so much more.

Software, Tools, And Applications

One of the best things about the modern day is that we have technology at our fingertips. There is so much we can achieve from home and we barely have to put in much effort. The digital age means we have a wealth of resources to help our kids learn effectively. You can even look at some of the best AI tools for teachers if you need a little assistance regarding their routine and curriculum. There are various apps that are designed to help out in various subjects. Some of them are exclusively interactive and allow your kids to learn by being proactive. 

These are just a few different activities that you can try out with your little one to enhance their learning from home in a fun way!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .