the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
If you are trying to develop a dynamic learning programme for your children at home, then you might like to consider the notion of what I call the 'learning trinity' - three essential elements that help inspire and engage children in the learning process - the HEAD, HEART and HAND.
Let's take the definition of inspiration above - each of these three elements are inherent in it…..
the process of being mentally (Head) stimulated to do (Hand) or feel (Heart) something.
What you are aiming to do in your homeschooling programme then, is to create activities and experiences that bring all three components together synergistically so that your child / children can experience what I like to call the SWEET SPOT of inspired learning.
How great would it be if for much of the time your children are enthusiastic and excited about their learning (heart), focussed on asking questions and solving problems (head) and highly motivated and creative (hand).
Each of these three elements requires a separate blog post as there are so many elements within each but for now I would like to describe a few ways you can promote each element in your home learning programme:
If you want to develop your child's cognitive abilities there are a number of things you can do. Some are a more formal process others can be done incidentally during the day or when the opportunity arises (serendipity). You don't need to do all of these things at once and they don't have to be an onerous task. They can be done any time of the day not juts in 'formal' learnimg situations.
There are many ways that we can support the emotional development of children. The following ideas and strategies can help:
This dimension focuses on behaviours that can help your child(ren)'s management of themselves in terms of being organised, managing time, setting goals and establishing routines.. The more independent and autonomous you child the more resilient they can become. So:
Each of these domain will be explored in greater depths over the coming weeks but the links provided in each section will also provide extra resources for those things you are interested in.
If you want more ideas around study you can visit the Studyvibe and Research Safari websites.
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