When children hear about studying and learning, the image that most often comes to mind is sitting in the classroom with a notebook, listening, reading, taking notes and staying in one place for long periods of time.
Seeing learning in such a one-type spotlight can often demotivate children to study. This is why it’s important to let them know, not only how important studying is, but that it also can be lots of fun and easily used in their everyday life – especially when playing games with their friends and having conversations.
Take the lesson outside
A great way to do so is to introduce children to playground-based learning. The classroom doesn’t have to be the only place they can study in. Letting children play educational games outside or just moving the whole lesson outside can be incredibly beneficial and help children increase their physical activity.
Playground markings are a great way to transfer learning to the playground in an easy and fun way. Their bright and aesthetic colours are sure to catch children’s interest and motivate them to join the fun and play with their friends. While playing and learning outside, children will feel less pressured and will be able to take their time with memorising and practicing what they have learned in the classroom. What’s more, they will be more willing to ask their friends if they have any difficulties understanding something, which will help them connect better with the people around them and lessen the anxiety that they experience when it comes to their social interactions.
Fun, educational markings such as phonics ponds, compass markings and maps are a great option when it comes to encouraging children to improve their classroom skills, their ability to think and analyse faster, while also showing them that the better their knowledge, the easier it will be for them to play games with their friends and to perform much better in different everyday activities.
Moving the classroom outside will also be highly beneficial when it comes to motivating children and giving them the opportunity to take part in more physical activities. They will start to see learning as more of a game and have fun whilst taking in the lessons.
Playground-based learning is an amazing way for children to feel more at ease with studying and to relieve the stress and anxiety that builds up during the long school days. There are many different playground markings you can use to do so and every one promises lots of fun!
If you’re interested in revamping your playground to include bright and eye-catching designs to help with lessons, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for a free quote. We would love to help you.