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It used to be a big challenge finding educational material to teach your children at home, but now times have changed. With the introduction of modern apps and games that allow for interactive lessons, the world is a very different place when it comes to education.

KIRSTY CHADWICK, MOTHER AND CEO OF THE TRAINING ROOM ONLINE, AN E-LEARNING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, SHARES HER TOP FIVE WAYS TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN USING TECHNOLOGY.

GET CONNECTED

Being connected to the Internet doesn’t just allow you to update your Facebook profile; it allows you access to volumes of educational material. Before the Internet, information on this scale was limited to searching library shelves. Now that the world’s information is available at your fingertips, help your children by ensuring they have internet access to assist with their school work.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEVICE

Choosing the correct device is crucial for your interaction online. Invest in a tablet as a platform for your children to engage with and learn. When children are having fun, they learn!

LESSONS CAN BE AS UNIQUE AS YOUR CHILDREN

Children absorb information quicker when they’re interested. If your child loves fire trucks, for example, get him interested in maths by downloading a fire truck maths lesson. There are so many options available there will be an exact lesson for your child’s interests.

SIGN THEM UP TO A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

If you feel that you’re not up to the challenge of taking on the role of teacher, why not bring one to you? Virtual classrooms allow children to ask qualified teachers questions in real time – while being taught.

ANIMATED LESSONS ARE EASY LESSONS

Letting your children watch videos isn’t what you’d normally consider educational. But for lessons that can distil complex matters into a simpler form, an animated video is a good route to go.

This article was originally published on Bona Online

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