3 ways to organize at-home learning this New Year

What are your resolutions for the New Year?

At School Zone, we think organizing at-home learning should be on your list of resolutions for 2014. Investing in your child’s learning at home can dramatically impact performance in the classroom.

One easy way to begin at-home learning is with flash cards for kids. Here are three times of the day when you can effectively target learning with flash cards:

1. Real-time Learning

Everyday tasks and errands are the perfect opportunities to teach children. Whether you’re driving in the car or grocery shopping, you can use this time to build important vocabulary. For example, the car is a great time to familiarize your child with numbers and introduce digital clocks using your car radio.

Another opportunity for real-time learning is allowing your child to count money for you when you’re waiting in line at the store. Providing your child with a hands-on learning experience in a real-world setting will not only familiarize them with bills and coins but also also help them understand the value of money and how it works. Plus, you can reinforce these skills with Time and Money Flash Cards.

2. Playtime Learning

Most games offer children the opportunity to practice important decision-making and analytical skills. Games such as Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards and Old Maid Numbers Game Cards are great for young learners to use during playtime, too.

3. Bedtime Learning

Reading is the most common bedtime activity for children, but this time a good opportunity to practice vocabulary or math with your child.

School Zone has specifically designed interactive flash cards for kids that are perfect for bedtime. Ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Bedtime Alphabet Flash Cards allow your child to engage in night-time learning while relaxing before bed. Parents and children can use the small flashlight that comes with the flash cards to create shadows of letters and shapes on the floors, walls and ceiling.

Once you work organized learning into your routine, you’ll find that you and your child have more time to learn together than you thought. Make learning a priority at home and your child will flourish in the classroom.