ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Play School At Home

Updated on February 7, 2017
Source
Future pilot?  It's amazing what children remember later on in life.
Future pilot? It's amazing what children remember later on in life. | Source

Play school at home has triple advantages.

It helps the child, parents and schoolteachers because it makes learning fun. It is a bonding agent for the family and also bridges the gap between the sitting room and the classroom.

Way, way, way back, home and school had a seamless connection when people lived where their grandparents were born, shared the same language, shared jobs like fishing or farming, one religion, values such as respect for older people and culture.

Not anymore. Families move around a lot now because of relatively cheaper means of transport.

Your great grandparents might have come to North America by steamship, but you can fly to California in the morning for a business meeting and be back in New York for dinner. Wars, famine, factories closing down, and other reasons also force families to move.

That migration punches holes in the knowledge process or what is known as education. Play school can remedy that.

In fact, it is a good educational tool period, not just for children whose parents changed jobs and cities or emigrated, but also for children who still live in places where they were born, as well.

Source

Classroom Play

Children who regularly ‘play’ hospital, bank, chemist, scientist, president etc. are in a better position to answer the tried and tested question teachers ask: Who can tell me?

Teachers use that for different scenarios. For example: Who can tell me the name of the building that keeps money?

The expected answer is banks, but teachers will not be surprised to get the mall, because they see their parents using ATM’s.

Teachers like dividing children into groups. Let’s say they are playing a bank. There will be the information desk, security, bank tellers, home loan officers and business loans.

Parents can use the same method at home using friends, uncles, aunts and cousins. Children will have a load of fun because it amuses them to see adults pretending to be something they are not. They crack up when they see their mother or father pretending to be crying.

Playing Bank At Home

Age is an important factor in effective play school at home. The rule of thumb would be playing with children who still like to be around their parents and cousins, a precious time that should be appreciated before the internet and the street take over.

Most teachers prepare for their lessons. Children should also prepare for the play school at home, like doing some research on how banks work.

  • · Take your kids to at least two banks. Ask them to read aloud the signs they see.
  • · Most things are electronic now so ask bank managers for old withdrawal and deposit slips.
  • · Spread paper money on a table: $10, $20, $50 etc.
  • · Get the paper in your printer since you don’t use it anymore. Cut it up and let kids make up some artwork that looks like dollars.
  • · Dad, who is this man on dollars? Great! Now we are getting somewhere.
  • · Use cardboard boxes to divide the house into various sections of the bank.
  • · Children should write the signs, TELLERS, HOME LOANS etc. so that you can correct their spelling. Yes, everything is electronic now, but the school still wants to teach reading and writing.
  • · Invite friends or in-laws for brunch to take part in the play school at home as bank customers. Call it a play and eat brunch.

Newsroom

Despite Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, there are still families that watch television news.

How about teaching children how broadcast and print news are gathered? I'm confident they will enjoy being sent out for stories, coming back to write them and give them to the producer, operate the camera and being anchors.

It is play yes, but they will learn that the most important people on television are producers and other people behind the camera.

A local television station or the Journalism Faculty in the university in your province will surely agree to a visit.

Airports and Pilots

A fact-finding mission is needed before children can ‘play’ the airport. Airports must have public relations or communication departments. Find one in your hometown and make inquiries.

Children are very good PR for business, so your request to come and visit the airport when it’s not busy might be granted. Explain to the communication director that you want more than just sitting in the cockpit.

How does the airport work? Who are all the other workers that ensure safe flying? Once the visit is granted, tell your children to listen carefully because you will play the airport at home.

http://nonqaba-cinemamytake.blogspot.ca/2014/06/airport-security.html

Conclusion

Children do not sit still. They don't want to be indoors. They don't like going back to the car after a day in the park, because they know it's time to go back home.

They interrupt parents when they are working at their computers of checking messages on their phones because children are children and want to play. Use this stage in their development to prepare them for what they will find in the classroom.

An important element in play school at home is parents’ joy in seeing their children’s intelligence, their capacity to come up with effective ways of conducting the playing exercise.

The more play school they have at home, the more confidence they will have to be leaders in school activities and their spelling will also improve.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)