Balancing play and learning is one of the main challenges a parent faces when raising children. There are pressures to ensure that kids are ready for the adult world when the time comes, but childhood innocence only comes around once.
Thankfully, there are a few ways mothers can get their children to have a lot of fun while learning crucial STEM skills that will help them later in school and the job market. Please continue reading to learn more.
Online Coding Classes
Ensuring kids have fun while learning skills the future needs is what online coding classes are all about. The best online coding courses for kids and teens teach them how to program a video game using coding languages professionals rely on to build apps and video games millions of people use every day, like Netflix and Minecraft.
Learning how to code teaches kids how to think like an engineer — skills like logic, thinking critically one step at a time, problem-solving, and more. Look for a program that has taught online sessions since long before the pandemic started and has expert instructors in groups of up to four students per class.
Last year’s hit show The Queen’s Gambit made the game of chess more appealing to millions of people of all ages. Chess promotes various mental faculties, from memory, pattern recognition and more.
Chess is an incredible game because it accommodates every way of thinking. At the highest international grandmaster levels, players with different or even opposite temperaments and approaches compete on even terms. One important takeaway for children is that there’s no wrong way for a mind to think!
Look online for free basic lessons on various sites. People post chess videos on YouTube that can help players of any strength.
Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures because somewhere across time and geography is the perfect writer for every reader. No matter what subject or genre, there’s a book out there for everybody.
Moms need to encourage reading without making it boring. Make a nice little space for your child to curl up with a suitable book. Young children should read about whatever they’re interested in — sports, entertainment, mysteries, or whatever else.
The great American novelist Vladimir Nabokov once called Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace “a rollicking historical novel for children,” but it’s OK if your child prefers a young adult novel to a 1,200-page tome from the 19th century. So long as they’re reading, that’s great!
Mothers need to ensure their children have fun this summer, but after a challenging school year, many are looking for ways to keep their kids’ minds stimulated, so they don’t slip through any academic cracks. Keep these activities in mind, and your child will have fun today and be ready for whatever lies ahead tomorrow.