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01/11/2018
Do you struggle to steal your child's attention away from the TV screen for long enough to eat let alone to learn during the cold months? This article has tips which can help!

Keep Your Child's Body and Brain Warm and Active

If you were to take photos of the rooms in your home during the warm months then you would save a lot of ink because there wouldn’t be much in the photograph except for some furniture. Of course, if you were to compare these with the same photos taken during the colder months, such as the ones happening right now, you would notice one big difference. Children on your couch! Even though the weather isn’t what many people would consider cold, the dip in temperatures and the slight chill in the air is enough to curb a youngster’s enthusiasm for the outdoors and see them firmly planted on the couch. If this sounds all too familiar and your couch could use a reprieve, The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA has two fun learning activities you can all enjoy which don’t involve spending too much time in the cold.

Visit a Museum

While it might not seem like much of an adventure, a visit to a museum today is likely to be very different to the memory a parent has of visiting a museum when they were a young student. The biggest difference is, of course, the advent of the internet. Of course, the internet and related technologies don’t just apply to cellphones. Many museums have embraced technology to provide a range of educational and interactive exhibits for youngsters to enjoy. Fun activities like swimming through a ball-pit or climbing over replica moon rocks often hide lessons in mass and quantity as well as gravity. Of course, this is just an example of the many ways museums have adapted their exhibits to appeal to children who are eager to learn but require more stimulation than reading a simple information-plaque on the glass of an exhibit. If you are looking for a formal learning activity during the cold months, one-to-one tutoring can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA at (408) 816-7825 to book your free initial diagnostic consultation and to learn about how subject focused one-to-one tutoring programs can help your student reach their learning potential and raise their grades.

Paint-By-Math

It is never too early to teach your youngster not only fundamental math lessons, but also the important role math will play in their lives. If your student enjoys art, or should we say enjoys painting your walls and carpet, then this is an activity which you can both enjoy. Start with a trip to your local art or department store and pick up a paint-by-numbers set for each one of you which appeals to your individual interests. When choosing, be sure that you can both cleanly complete the painting but also that it has a good enough range of numbers for you to use. Once you are home and you both have everything set up in an easy-to-clean space, it’s time to paint! However, instead of sticking to the guide, use the following:
  • Identify all of the prime numbers in your sets and paint these first.
  • Then, move on to basic multiplication tables.
  • Now, move on to more challenging multiplication tables.
Of course, you can add any type of math questions you would like as long as the answer remains on their page to be painted. If you have the time you can sit down beforehand and work out the questions you will ask before they begin painting. Along with being a fun learning tool, paint-by-math is also a great opportunity for parents to identify any learning challenges early on in their child’s development. For example, if you notice that your child is struggling with their 7 or 9 times tables, then it would be a good idea to tackle these challenges before they start school where it can pose a much bigger problem and hurdle. For these instances, tutoring can help to address their learning challenges.

Tutoring in Santa Clara, CA Can Work for Your Student

If you notice that your child struggles with identifying any of the numbers in the painting activity or struggles to calculate equations in a short period, one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA at (408) 816-7825 to learn more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring and to book your free initial diagnostic consultation where a trained learning professional can answer any questions you have about how tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can improve your child's grades.

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