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01/11/2018
If you are struggling to find ways to keep your youngsters' attention away from their TV and phone screens, this article has some great activities which will steal their attention back! The transition between what your living room looks like during school vacations and what it looks like during a regular weekend during a semester would make an interesting time-lapse video. During the vacation periods you can’t seem to keep them indoors long enough to get a meal into their stomach, yet during the regular semester and weekends see you almost the opposite.

Fun Learning Adventures to Get Your Children off the Couch

If this sounds like a scene in your home-movie, The Tutoring Center, Upland CL has two great ideas for you to enjoy time with your children which are sure to both keep them entertained and keep their brains active and learning.

Visit a Museum

Do you remember what it was like to visit a museum when you were a young student? You would walk around a relatively dark and cold open space reading short snippets of information about a small range of subjects and objects. It was...okay. It is this memory which can often deter parents from taking their youngsters to a museum, however, this memory is now nothing more than a misperception. Like all businesses and attractions ‘back in the day’ (pre-internet age), museums didn’t have access to immediate information on a seemingly infinite number of subjects and topics. Instead, they gave us the best they possibly could. Now, however, the internet and a range of technologies very much exist and a large number of museums have embraced them with open arms. Speak with your local tourism board or even the museums in your area directly to find out which exhibits they have that are aimed at youngsters. Whether it’s wading through a ball-pit while learning about mass and volume or climbing over a pretend spaceship to learn about gravity, museums are taking on apps and video streaming services with full force! If your student has been struggling with their homework or even during their regular school classes, it's important to tackle the problem sooner rather than later. If you aren't able to provide the kind of help your child needs, speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Upland CA by calling (909) 579-0274 to find out how tutoring can help. Through one-to-one tutoring sessions and the use of subject-focused learning programs, students who attend tutoring see an increase in not only their grades but also their self-esteem.

Math Paint-By-Numbers

Painting is a great way for children to express their creative side and they generally enjoy the activity. Of course, that is when it’s done on paper, on an easel, and in an easy-to-clean environment. That is to say, not on your walls and carpet. Start with a visit to your local department or art store and let your child choose a paint-by-numbers set which interests them the most. Be sure that they can reasonably and cleanly complete it but also look for one with a good range of numbers. Once you are all set up at home, instead of painting all of the one colors first or even making your way through the numbers, include a little math. For example:
  • Start by painting all of the prime numbers first.
  • Then, move on to multiplication tables.
  • Once these are done, look through the remaining numbers to create your own basic math questions.
This activity can seem basic, and for a good reason - it is! Learning basic math at a young age is a great way to help your child before they start school. Basic and fun activities like this are a great way to do it! Of course, there is nothing stopping you from joining in on this activity also. Just choose a paint set which you would like to complete and join in and help your youngster complete the math equations as you both paint and enjoy the activity.

Tutoring Can Work for Your Student

If you notice that your youngster struggles with a particular set of math equations or multiplication tables, one-to-one tutoring can help with subject-focused learning programs which have been proven to show positive results. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA today at (909) 579-0274 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment where a trained learning professional can answer all of your questions about how one-to-one tutoring can help your child. They can also explain how tutoring can help your youngster reach their learning potential and achieve the grades you know they are capable of.

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