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Remember those early years when you spent time at home playing educational games with your child ? Learning was fun andÂ reading, writing, talking and listening developed easily especially as you were able to easily repeat the games whilst they learned. The key to success was your involvement in theÂ enjoyment of the game.
Repetition is the key. Practice helps learning, and if you enjoy the process using educational games and toys so much the better. So what happens when your child goes to school? The 1:1 relationship changes to become 1 in a class of 30 in primary school, but you can still play a huge part in the schooling process.
The more chances your child has to enjoy lessons, the better. By complementing the schooling process at home using the same teaching resources used in school you will help your child’s understanding, confidence and their onwards progression at school. It also lets you participate and see how your child is actually progressing rather than waiting for the teacher to tell you at the end of term.
The K2 Learning Mountain diagram shows the huge advantageÂ gained from “Practise doing” that leads to 75% of learning retention. Just think how this will pay dividends at school. Being able to go over lessons at home using the keen2learn educational gamesÂ means your child can stillÂ have a 1:1 relationship with you.Â One hour fun practice at home compared to maybe 10 minutes shared time at school?
The process can continue throughout primary school – but it becomes even more important at secondary level. The biggest drop off in performance can happen when a child goes to secondary school. The new environment, being taught by 15 different teachersÂ and peer pressure all take their toll. The opportunity to continue to help at home is even more important.