Children at their earliest ages should learn and realize the importance of education in their lives. Undeniably, education is the most important part of a child’s growth and development. It is the best approach to prepare kids for the future and create their own career paths.
However, conventional teaching has proven to be quite difficult for kids to interpret and consume, due to them not understanding the materials given, distracted by external stimuli, lack of motivation or mismatched learning style just to name a few.
With the advent of the edutainment and eLearning, kids are offered a new style of learning that is more flexible and interactive, as they tend to need teachers to motivate them, either through traditional rewards or by attempts at making the content more fun.
What is Edutainment?
Edutainment is a form of education that is an entertainment but intended to be educational, mainly to keep kids engaged while making learning a pleasure, so kids retain more of the information that they are consuming.
What are the benefits of edutainment?
- Engaged Learning
- Interesting curriculum and coursework
- Real world exploration
- Learning freedom
- Intellectual stimulation
- Portable learning
Having fun has a positive effect on motivational levels, determining what we learn and how much we retain. Learning isn’t a one-off event, as it requires repetition and dedication. If the experience is fun, kids will stay curious, thus when the combination of education and entertainment are mixed, it becomes easier for teachers to help kids learn and be more engaged with others, simply because learning has become “fun,” making them happy individuals with better growth and development.