Here’s An Easy Way to Make Homeschool Learning More Fun
One of the reasons that we homeschool is so our boys can learn in an environment that supports their individual learning styles. We also strive to make learning as natural and fun as possible. For example, when my oldest son, an athlete and avid sports fan, was learning multiplication, he naturally used football scores to help him learn to multiply by six and seven. He did it with no prompting from us. He simply picked it up himself while doing something he loved – watching college football.
We learned a lot about teaching our children while making learning fun and natural from the way our son easily and quickly learned to multiply by 6 and 7. Now, anytime we can use our kids’ interests and hobbies to teach them we do.
It’s a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.
Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with learning?
I’ve discovered this tremendous resource for teaching kids science and all about the human body. Rather than a dry text and diagram textbook, concepts are covered in a story-based format that’s also visual, so learners of all kinds have more to glom onto, and it’s easier to recall. Sort of like our trusted and true pal Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus, but for a slightly older child depending on the book. Last but certainly not least – it makes learning fun! Imagine if your child requested to re-read a science textbook. That’s what these amazing books can inspire.
Topics covered in this book series about the human body: Human Body (anatomy), Digestive System, Circulatory System, Nervous System, Personal Wellness, Effects of Food on the Body, Medicine & technology, and Genetics.