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The balance between play and learning is one of the greatest challenges parents face when raising children. There is pressure to ensure that children are ready for the adult world in due course, but childhood innocence only comes once.
Fortunately, there are some ways mothers can have great fun for their children while they learn important STEM skills that will help them later in school and in the job market. Please read on to learn more.
Online coding courses
Making sure kids have fun while learning skills the future will need is what online coding courses are all about. In the best online coding courses for kids and teens, they’ll learn how to program a video game using programming languages that professionals rely on to create apps and video games that millions of people use every day, like Netflix and Minecraft.
By learning to program, kids learn how to think like an engineer – skills like logic, critical thinking, problem solving, and more. Look for a program that has been teaching online sessions long before the pandemic started and has experienced 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 attractive to millions of people of all ages. Chess promotes various mental abilities, from memory, pattern recognition, and more.
Chess is an incredible game because it takes every mindset into account. At the highest international grandmaster levels, players with different or even opposing temperaments and approaches compete under the same conditions. An important lesson to learn for children is that there is no such thing as a wrong way of thinking!
Search online for free basic lessons on various websites. People post chess videos on YouTube that can help players of all strengths.
Reading is one of life’s greatest joys because somewhere in time and geography is the perfect writer for any reader. Regardless of the topic or genre, there is a book for everyone.
Mothers need to encourage reading without making it boring. Create a nice little space for your child to curl up with a suitable book. Young children should read about anything that interests them – sports, entertainment, mysteries, or whatever.
The great American writer Vladimir Nabokov once called Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace “a boisterous historical novel for children,” but it’s okay if your child prefers a teenage novel to a 1,200-page nineteenth-century tome. As long as you read, that’s great!
Moms need to make sure their kids are having fun this summer, but after a challenging school year, many are looking for ways to stimulate their children’s minds so they don’t slip through academic rifts. Keep these activities in mind and your child will have fun today and be prepared for whatever lies ahead of you tomorrow.