Some kids get bored at school simply because what they’re learning isn’t challenging enough, and they’re finding the work put in front of them far too easy to get through. They ace the task in front of them, and now they’re left with a lot of bottled up creative energy, and absolutely nothing to do with it!
So, why not provide them with more of a challenge? Why not give them something more to do, outside of school, to try and soak up those creative juices? Kids love to learn, and you’d just be making sure they were doing so productively!
Get Them to Run Around!
Education comes in all kinds of shapes and forms. Kids learn in a multitude of ways, and even as adults, learning isn’t as cut and dry as sitting down and listening to someone in front of you. And if you’re someone who gets bored when someone lectures you, or drones on and on in a voice that grates on your ears, think about how your children feel! Their minds are a lot more sensitive, after all.
So, get them moving. There’s a lot of children out there who need to be able to get up and move around in order to retain information, and it certainly means they’re not disruptive in an excess noise and fidgeting around kind of way. Get your kids outside, give them room to move inside, and vary the kind of tasks you put in front of them.
Outside of school, you’ve got plenty of time to take them down the park, or into the woods, and let them run wild in the great outdoors. And to make sure they’re learning as they do this, set up scavenger hunts, to get their mind cogs spinning. Or get them to find and capture various bugs and creepy crawlies, so they can draw them and write all about them in a little bug journal of their own. Kids love to discover, and encouraging this will only do them good!
Sign Them Up For an Extracurricular
If you don’t have much time to spare, after school is over and during the holidays, and you have to schedule family time here and there, you can sign your children up for a few extracurriculars to take part in. Sports clubs, hobby clubs, adventuring clubs etc., are all popular with kids below the age of 15 or 16, and they’re definitely going to help expand some of that creative energy that might be getting them into trouble.
You can even use this time to focus on academic matters as well, such as an after school stem class. Kids love the magical world of science, and being able to experiment with spouting volcanoes and screaming jelly beans, so why not open that world up for them?
Some children need more of a challenge from their education, so try to foster better learning opportunities, and environments more suited to their minds and energy levels. It will only help!