Most of the time, words like “studying” and “vacations”, can sound like complete antonyms. In general, studying at a school can be exhausting, to the point that can become stressful for kids. However, studying by itself may not be as stressful as studying while at school, where kids must past determined exams. Studying or learning something new, just because you’re enjoying it is a whole other thing.
Vacations hide a great opportunity to encourage kids to learn something new. We can give kids the individual attention to learn something just for joy using technology, without pressure or deadlines, something that might be hard to find while at school.
Besides this, there are benefits involved in learning during vacations, here I present you with two simple benefits:
1) Discovering new interests: During the academic year, given the large number of students in the same classroom and the quantity of content that the teacher must teach, it becomes very difficult to spend more time on a determined unit of content so kids can not only memorize the content, but also deepen in more areas, going further and satisfying their curiosity. During vacations, parents could help their kids by presenting them different topics related to any field like math, science, language, music, art, etc. and let kids nose around that, going at their own rhythm and discover what they like.
2) Preparation for next term: Parents can help kids to get ready for the next academic year during vacations. Just remember that the idea is to make kids enjoy what they’re doing, so a good idea is to gamify learning and skill practice. One important advantage of the games is that kids can fail without risks, they can just start over, no pressures. In fact, within games, failing can get you closer to the next level because the user learns something new.
Are you kids ready to enjoy learning? We have some recommendations. Try our free bilingual games where kids can learn math and history and explore a second language while playing!
Math the Universal Language: The objective of this game is that the kids learn math operators and numbers in both English and Spanish. The game uses Augmented Reality, projecting images on the screen when you hover your phone or tablet camera over the flashcards that will be sent to your email once you download the game. Get it on iOS or Android.
Making Camp Bilingual: (Grades 3-5) With this game, kids can practice multiplication, division and learn Ojibwe tribal history. Play on the web or download for Android or iOS.
Making Camp Lakota: (Grades 3-5) With this game, kids can learn about math and Mayan History. This game presents the adventures of two brothers who traveled back in time and got trapped in the Mayan Jungle. Play on the web or download for Android or iOS.
AzTech: The Story Begins: (Grades 5-7) Xitlali and her brother José need to get ready for school. They’re almost late for history. It isn’t too late to start learning! This game teachers basic statistics, fractions, and Mayan History. Play online or on iOS.
AzTech: Meet the Maya: (Grades 5-8) Real life isn’t broken down by subject. Older kids will study statistics with Mayan History and have fun. Part interactive novel, part video game, Meet the Maya picks up where The Story Begins left off, continuing the adventures of Xitlali and José who had traveled back in time. Play online or on iOS.