“Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too.”
That is according to educationalist, Judy Willis.
So, the research findings are clear…
happy children learn better and they are more creative.
I hope your child's teacher is up to date with the research or... has enough common sense and experience to recognise that children learn better when they are having fun!
And remember... that you too can make homework fun for your child.
My daughter learnt her times tables whilst bouncing on a trampoline.
She learnt her spelling words each week by making them out of playdough.
Just a couple of examples to get you thinking of fun ways to help your child.
Here is a list of activities to generate happy hormones…
- Acts of Kindness
- Being present in the moment
- Having a positive attitude
- Having good quality relationships
- Having good social connections
- Having loving relationships
- Respect for the self and others
- Pursuing one’s passions and interests
- Good sleep
- Good nutrition