School is very important for children. But school is not the only place for children to seek knowledge. There are six ways you can educate children outside of school.
These are the six ways
Introduce to public libraries
The library is the most valuable source of knowledge that can provide access to a collection of free knowledge books. In public libraries, there are various kinds of books for all ages including children. You can guide your child in a public library. Unfortunately, there are not too many public libraries in Indonesia.
Introduce to culture
Introduce children to as much culture as possible by visiting museums, zoos, historical sites, and cultural events such as drama, opera, and traditional music concerts. By going to places that are related to culture, besides being able to broaden the horizons children are also able to develop their hobbies.
If you live in a religious environment, get children involved in religious activities around the house. Sometimes there are new religious lessons that children get by studying in a home environment.
Surf the internet
Technology is the most important part of modern society today. Every day you are definitely connected to the internet. That means children also have access to cyberspace. Encourage children to look for answers on the internet. But you have to do it wisely. There are limits that children may not violate in cyberspace
We must believe that children have unmatched learning abilities because a lot of evidence we have seen in their daily lives can memorize advertisements, talk when we talk to other people, and absorb the words we say. In his book ‘How to Teach Your Baby to Read’, Glen Doman said that basically the abilities of children, especially toddlers, are extraordinary. In fact, said Doman, the brain of a child who had half done surgery Hemispherectomy (removing the physical half of his brain) could have the same ability as a child whose brain is intact and normal. Actually, in the Doman method, teaching reading to children under five is easy and simple. It’s just that it’s so easy and simple that we often ignore, delay, and underestimate it so that finally the time is over and it’s too late. Easy and simple, but that does not mean it can be “arbitrary”. There are things that need to be done and important to do, which of course is so that the goal of teaching reading to children is achieved with satisfactory results.
Do not make children become bored by advancing too fast, advancing too slowly, and giving too many tests – Don’t force the child, whatever the shape – Don’t get tense, so you better delay if the atmosphere doesn’t support both you and the child – Don’t teach alphabet, but teach him the words
Cheer up and make your child’s mood happy and comfortable receiving “lessons” from you – Always create new ways. Remember, however, bad the way you teach, it is almost certain that he will learn more than not being taught at all.
Glen Doman Method (Phase I)
It is better to delay teaching your child about letters because the smallest element of a language …
Children are afraid of math lessons, Bun? Apparently, parents also contribute to making children afraid of mathematics, you know.
Not a few who think mathematics is a scary, troublesome and most boring lesson. Even if children offer math problems, there are mothers who react spontaneously asking children to ask their father or vice versa.
If parents cannot teach, the easiest solution is to bring private tutors home. Approximately what can parents do so that the fear of mathematics does not decrease to the child?
Said Ruth Champagne, Ph.D., lecturer in mathematics education at Concordia University, River Forest, USA, parents unwittingly thought, ‘I don’t like or don’t master’. The thought also fosters children’s dislike or fear of mathematics.
To make children like mathematics, said Ruth, it really doesn’t depend on how much math knowledge parents have. However, it is more fulfilled the conditions for how much parents become a child guide.
So that children are not afraid of mathematics, we can start in a simple way, Bun. For example, using a game system such as playing cards or interesting books. Other media are certainly still many, but according to Ruth, simple games can be created by anyone. Including those who don’t like math.
Ruth advised parents to look for references through math books. In this way, we can strengthen the skills needed by the child to master mathematics, namely perseverance, ability, following the systematics, willingness to practice, and the ability to become a problem solver.
Mathematics is indeed not a light lesson. A number of studies in the United States have also proven it. They examined the class consisting of 1,010 elementary students.
One of his findings, a third of the time teachers taught was only used to teach mathematics. In grades 3-4 and 4-5 elementary schools, many students have difficulties …
Taking notes is very important in the learning process.
Our culture of learning in college has not provided enough space for
teaching learning skills to students. And they don’t know yet
a lot about note taking, and or notes skills. Do notes that are linear, neat
and if typed can be a dictate immediately is a good record? On what media
Should lecture notes be made? Whether in notebooks, paper binders, opaque paper, small notes,
or directly recorded electronically on a laptop? Is the optimal method of recording lectures in
class and record the literature?
When reading non-fiction and article books, sometimes we are interested in something
and therefore we need to keep that in mind. Some of us usually
will immediately take a highlighter, or pencil and start crossing or writing notes on
the book page in question. What a pity if the book we scribble is
is an expensive book or a rare book.
Therefore, there are several reasons for this
take notes as follows:
1. because you need information or ideas
2. because you love scribbling on the book
3. because if you have to look back on the concept that you think is important in the book
it will be difficult
Mark andrew (2006), explains some of the benefits of notes, namely:
1. to see the reading structure
2. to quote interesting, useful things or something that is needed
3. to remember
4. to search again sometime later
5. to help concentration and understand what is read
The main material that needs to be recorded includes:
1. key elements: central ideas, big issues, important information
2. the author’s goals and assumptions about certain things
3. useful details and facts such as statistics and diagrams
4. subject matter followed by questions, alternative ideas, and ideas, comments, opinions, …
Technology development is very rapid, making it easy for children to access the various kinds of information they want very easily through an internet connection. One that can be accessed by children is online games. Online games are games that connect the players via an internet connection. The development of online games is inseparable from the development of games from generation to generation. The first generation game appeared at Atari 2600, this game was a game released in 1977 better known as VCS (Video Computer System), then the second generation game appeared with Atari 7800 in 1986, then the third generation appeared NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). The fourth generation is Playstation to the current generation of games, namely online games that come with internet connections such as counter strike games, the age of empires, the clash of clans, and others. Game changes from generation to generation are very influential on the players who are often called gamers, gamers are competing to own and play online games that they like.
Online games have a considerable influence on people who play the game, one of them is children because they already have and play online games. Today’s children are accustomed to using gadgets to play online games, this is a mistake from parents. Parents may only want to show affection to children by providing various facilities such as sophisticated gadgets, but indirectly parents have taught negative things to children that can disrupt children’s development in the future. Online games can have a negative influence on children’s development, a very visible influence is that children will forget time and spend hours playing online games, children will be addicted to playing online games so that children will have a sense of desire to play continuously, as a result, the child will experience disease disorders …