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10/17/2017
If you find it difficult to engage your child with learning at home then this article can help. Included are two games which you can play at home which are both fun and full of learning. There is no denying that every parent wants to help their children with their education, whether it’s hands-on help with a project or assisting them with their math homework. However, despite their good intentions, the challenge is often finding an engaging way to do it. After all, kids will be kids!

Games You and Your Family Can Play Which Can Also Teach

If you sound like this very type of parent, then you have come to the right article. The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX knows just how important it is for a parent to be engaged with their child’s lessons and has some ideas for two games you can play.

Mathematics Memory

If you were to ask any student about which subjects were the most fun, you can bet that math will be at the bottom of the list, if it even makes the list at all! However, it isn’t because the lessons aren’t enjoyable or come with learning rewards, it’s simply that teachers don’t have time to find fun games to play to teach students. It just isn’t a practical use of their time. However, it is a very practical use of a parent’s time!

How to Play Math Memory

This game works in a similar way to memory, only with a bit of a mathematical twist.
  • Start with around 20 pieces of card. The size of a regular playing card should do the trick.
  • On one side of 10 of the cards, write a math equation.
  • On one side of the other 10 cards, write the answer to a question.
  • Place the cards with the information facing up in neat rows of five.
  • Take a look for around 10 seconds before flipping the cards over.
Now, each of you can take turns turning over a card and try your best to not only work out the answer but also remember where the answer is! Of course, the extra challenge is remembering the answer from the first time that you saw the card! As you can tell, this game can lead to a lot of laughs and friendly frustration as you each try to remember your way through the game. Another great benefit is the adaptability of the game. As your youngster’s school lessons increase in complexity, so too can the questions on the cards. If you notice that your child struggles with a particular set of questions, speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX at (817)-969-5100 to learn about how one-to-one tutoring can help. Through the use of subject-focused programs, students who attend tutoring in Arlington TX can tackle any learning challenges head-on.

Synonym Bingo

You only have to look around to see that people rarely put their phone to their ear and make a phone call anymore. Instead, everything is text based. Whether it’s a comment on a photo, a reply to a link, or just a regular message asking about the day, communication is rapidly moving away from voice and towards text. While there is little you can do to influence the culture, there is much that you can do to help your child be the most prepared for it. Helping them to expand their lexicon is a great way to increase their ability to not only express themselves clearly but also set themselves apart when it matters most, for example, when writing a college entrance essay.
  • Start with some blank bingo cards from the internet and print them (around 3 x 3 should be fine).
  • Then, cut or rip 16 small pieces of paper and write a word on one side and one of its synonyms on the other.
  • Place them all on the table with one word faced down.
  • Now, write a selection of the words in the spaces on each card, making sure to randomize the process as much as possible and not to double up.
  • Once you have finished creating the cards, place the pieces of paper in a bowl.
  • Now, as the regular game of bingo goes, each person takes a turn pulling out a piece of paper, reading one word only as they do.
  • Then, each player has to see if they have a matching synonym.
  • The first person to make a row of three synonyms wins!
This is a great game which can build a lot of fun tension as multiple players hinge on one single word to come out of the bowl! Similar to the game above, this is also one which you can expand as your child’s knowledge grows by increasing the difficulty of the words.

Tutoring in Arlington, TX Works

When it comes to helping students reach their learning potential, there’s no denying the benefits which come with one-to-one tutoring in Arlington, TX. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX today by calling (817)-969-5100 to book your free consultation, where a trained learning professional can answer any questions you have about the benefits of tutoring in Arlington, TX.

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