Whether your child is 5-months old, or whether they’re 5-years old – they’re never too old or too young to start learning. But, as any parent of young children knows, teaching kids the basic skills of life can sometimes be very challenging. Well…we have some good news for you! Get ready to go online and start shopping for slime, and we’ll share some great ways to not only teach your child using Slime, but to also show you how to have fun and spend some quality time with the children!
Time to Play and Learn
Learning should be a fun activity for children. But when some kids see their parents enforcing the paper, crayons, and pencil routine, they quickly tune out. That’s because they equate learning to something drab, dull, and forceful – not something fun and exciting that they choose to do. And that’s where the use of Slime has changed things for millions of parents and children around the world.
Slime makes teaching and learning a fun activity. Best of all, while you teach your child, you’re both bringing out the creative sides within you. They’ll learn and have fun, and you’ll feel less stressed-out when teaching them.
Here are four fun, educational, and exciting things you can do together with your kids using Slime:
1.) Letters, Words and Numbers
Why use boring paper, or the impersonal tablet screen, when you can go online to your favorite slime shop and order a touchy-feely learning aid? Yes, parents can use slime to teach their children about letters, numbers, and words by shaping them from slime. And while they’re at it, make shapes of animals or things related to a letter or word too! That’s something that block letters can’t do!
2.) Sensory and Motor Skills
Two of the most important skills a child needs are the sense of movement and touching and feeling. Because Slime comes in a variety of forms and textures – some firm, some soft, fluffy, crunchy, colored, transparent – it can be a great teaching aid to hone a child’s sensory skills. And, while building stuff with your child, make sure they create and place components – wheels of a car, trunk on a tree, petals on a flower – of the item in precise locations, polishing their motor skills in the process.
3.) Keep Them Occupied
If your child is especially prone to be fidgety, he/she’ll likely be cranky and start banging or throwing things around. However, give them a tub of Slime, and watch them play with it, squeeze it, mold it, and even build stuff with it. Sliming can keep children “gainfully preoccupied” for hours at end, while dulling their edge to hurl toys and other play things about.
4.) Learning Colors
When shopping for slime, make sure you buy them in a variety of colors. Then, join your kids in a play session dedicated to teaching them about colors. A fun way to do that is to build shapes of everyday items – bananas, tomato’s, the family car – using a specific color matching the item. And as you build each item, use words to describe it – for example:
“Daddy’s car is red!”
This teaches the child how to relate colors to things they encounter in their environment.
Happy Sliming, everyone!