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02/13/2015
There are thousands of online learning games for kids nowadays and, here at The Tutoring Center in Lawrenceville, GA, we recognize the value in them. But nothing can take the place of one on one, personal tutoring. Whether it is a teacher, parent, older sibling or grandparent, children get a deeper understanding of what they are being taught through personal interaction. Here is a couple of activities you can do with your child to make learning fun without electronic gadgets.

Preschool to Second Grade

Fishing the alphabet: You will need 26 ping pong balls, a permanent marker, a couple of egg cartons, a small fish net, a large shallow tub, and water.Using the Sharpie, mark each ping pong ball with an alphabet letter. Uppercase on one side and lowercase on the other. In the egg crates, mark a letter in the bottom of each cup. Fill the tub halfway full with water and dump the ping pong balls into it. Hand your child the fish net. Start naming the letters of the alphabet. Have your child say the letter out loud with you, and then have her fish out the ball with the corresponding letter and put it in the correct egg crate cup. This is also a learning tool for phonetically sounding out the letters instead of saying the name. Next have your child spell out simple words with the balls such as cat, bat, eat, say, etc. What does your child learn from this innovative game? The alphabet, phonics, sight recognition of letters, simple spelling, matching and sorting, and motor coordination. And you did it without an iPad in sight!

Older Kids

Hide the iPods, iPads, laptops, and turn off the TV. Take your child into the kitchen. Have him browse through a cookbook. Make sure it has big color photos of the food to make him drool. Have him read out the ingredients of his favorite recipe while you write them down. Take him to the store and buy the ingredients while showing him how to comparison shop. Bring him home and let him be the chef while you do the food prep. This is an important life lesson, and the proud look on his face as he brings the food out to the table will be priceless.

These are just a couple of examples of one on one teaching without electronic devices. If your child is struggling in school and needs extra help, take a look at our academic programs and give us a call here at  The Tutoring Center. Phone: (404) 751-7422 or e-mail: LawrencevilleGA@tutoringcenter.com.

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