Learning through experience

They say you learn best through experience, but how quick is new information applied?

 

We take our children to tons of educational places and give them educational experiences at all the zoo’s and museums that we go to but is any of it sinking in or are they just seeing a myriad of stimulating factors?

Our last gym membership, we wen to a particular zoo so many times we could be in and out in 45 minutes. It almost felt as if we were seeing that the animals were still there and then we’d be on our way.

I want to start quizzing the children after (5 and 2) I figure the best way to do so is to carry a note pad with me and ask questions in the car after.

Has anyone done something like this or have a type of system  they use?

Any tips would be appreciated.

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2 thoughts on “Learning through experience

  1. Learning from experience is a natural thing. It doesn’t need notebooks or quizzing or tests. Talk about what you see. Ask questions. Get the kids to ask questions. Discuss possible answers. Look closer, Be curious. You could go to the same zoo a thousand times and still find stuff to learn if you are curious enough. Learning is about noticing, asking questions, thinking, discussing, drawing conclusions and testing ideas. Questions are more important than answers.,

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