Experiments in the area of child development and neuroscience shows that one of the most important factors in a young child’s learning process is his/her interaction with the environment. Children learn best when all the senses are engaged and the learning is hands-on.
Whenever a child is actively involved with learning more areas of the brain get stimulated, which results in more complex neural networks, which results in better learning.
To help your child’s brain grow, include an abundance of real-life learning in his/her day. Children can learn addition and subtraction when they purchase items with their own money, fractions can be learned in the kitchen, and there is no end to the science that can be learned in the backyard. Vocabulary can be enriched with trips to the store, the museum, or other places of interest. A building project is great way to learn measuring.
Hands-on, real-life learning is not something extra to do if you have time after book learning is finished; rather hands-on, real-life learning is a better way of learning that helps a child learn better and remember more.