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10/17/2017
If you have ever tried to help your youngster with their homework then you know just how difficult it can be to find fun and engaging ways to do this. If this sounds familiar, this article can help. Despite what children think, being a parent is difficult! In addition to learning how to use each new gadget that your child insists on showing you, you also need to help them with their studies in a way that combats each of these devices! If you have children, then you know that this challenge is very real.

Two Fun Games You and Your Family Can Play While Dinner Cooks

The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA knows just how important it is for parents to be involved in their child’s learning and has two great game ideas to share which can help you do just that.

Math Memory

While students can enjoy learning math and will absolutely benefit from each lesson, students wouldn’t really describe the activity as being fun. Creating brightly colored foam during their science class or playing sports during their physical education classes is fun, but sitting and learning, not so much. Of course, as adults, we know that this is just how learning works. After all, it would a poor use of a teacher’s time to think of games to play to teach each of their lessons to a range of students. However, it isn’t a poor use of your time!

Play a Fun Math Game at Home

This game is called Math Memory, and it adds a further learning twist to a classic game.
  • Create 20 pieces of card, around the same size as traditional playing cards.
  • On the first 10 cards, write a math equation on one side. Mark a small dot on the back of the question cards.
  • On the remaining 10 cards, write a corresponding answer to a question card.
  • Place each of the cards in a neat row on your table with both the questions and answers facing up.
  • Now, everybody had better be quick! You all have 10 seconds to look at the cards before they are all turned over.
Now, each of you can take turns choosing a question card and, before you are able to start looking for the match, first solve the equation or answer the question. As their lessons become more complex, so too can the complexity of the questions you write. If you notice that your student struggles with a particular set of questions or equations, tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA about how one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help your child. Call today at (408) 816-7825 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment where you can ask any questions you have about the effectiveness of one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA.

(Synonym) Bingo!

You need only to visit a mall or a park to see that people no longer put their phone up to their ear to talk to each other anymore. If you notice, the majority of people are furiously tap-tap-tapping away at their screens in a mad rush to communicate over text. While you might not like the trend and pine for the days when you could actually speak to somebody, it is wise to help your child prepare themselves for such a world. Encouraging and helping your child to improve their vocabulary is the best way to set themselves apart in a world where the only ability to evoke emotion or generate conflict and thought is through written words. One way to do this is by playing a game called Synonym Bingo. If you are a fan of the original game, you will likely enjoy this one.
  • Start by either creating your own blank bingo cards of 3x3 squares or download a template from the internet and print it at home.
  • Now, cut up 16 pieces of paper just big enough to write a word on either side.
  • Once you have these pieces, write a word on one side of each piece, with the corresponding synonym on the other.
  • Place the pieces of paper on the table with the words face up.
  • Transcribe a selection of these words onto the bingo cards, being careful not to use the same word twice on the same card.
  • Once you have finished the cards, fold up the pieces of paper and put them in a bowl.
Now, just like a regular bingo game, take turns pulling out a piece of paper and read just one of the words written on it. If any of the players have a synonym for the word (not the actual word), then they get to mark it off their card. The first player to reach a full line wins! As you can guess, just like a real game of bingo, when it comes down to just two children waiting for one synonym, things can become hilariously tense, which is great because it means your kids are learning while in fun mode!

Tutoring in Santa Clara CA Can Work for Your Student

While these may be fun games for your student, they are both excellent ways for parents to identify any learning challenges which their child is facing. If you notice any struggle areas, or you just know that your child is capable of achieving more, tutoring in Santa Clara CA help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA by calling (408) 816-7825 to find out how tutoring in Santa Clara CA can work for your youngster.

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