One of the best ways to engage a child is to suggest doing a quiz. That’s how I learnt to quickly recall my 12 times table as a teacher – I needed to know the answer before setting the question!...
It is an engaging interactive educational website
It takes time to understand how the site works
These days parents are actively encouraged to support their child’s learning at home. There are learning targets that parents are expected to help their child to achieve. This can create a lot of pressure at home as often all a child wants to do is watch television or play. Equally a parent also needs to relax. Therefore it’s a real bonus to know that there are websites such as EducationCity.com that have ‘managed to bring learning to life with interactive activities’. It covers each level of learning up to Year 7 and as a retired teacher I was impressed with the phrase ‘learning whilst playing’. Although it was relatively easy to log on, I did find that it took some time for the computer to upload all the images. Having said that once it was up and running, I was able to understand how the programme would help a child to learn. My 6-year-old granddaughter is able to work on it independently and seems to really enjoy the activities and want to do more. I do recommend this website as it’s well thought out and definitely a good learning tool. Like all learning strategies, a little often is best, so maybe 10 minutes three time a week is enough to begin with. I also suggest that you familiarise yourself before you share it with your grandchild. Receive £5 off with the code Grannynet when you sign up.