Tips for Teaching Children More Effectively

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Tips for Teaching Children More Effectively

√ Effective learning requires active involvement on the part of the learner.

Children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. Because they are by nature active, children tend not to respond well to learning experiences in which they have little to do.

√ Effective learning is enhanced when the learner has the opportunity to make choices about his learning.

When children are given the opportunity to make choices, they have a sense of ownership and responsibility which strengthens the learning experience.

√ Effective learning involves repetition.

Children need repeated opportunities to make Bible truths a part of their lives. The more often children hear a bible story or verse or truth repeated, the more likely it is that they will learn it.

√ Children learn through relationships.

The ultimate goal in teaching children at church is to lead each of them to personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Children will base what they know about God and his love on the people who share that love with them.

√ Children learn in a variety of ways.

When choosing teaching methods , remember, some children are …

… visual

learners and they like to see things as they learn.

… auditory

learners and they learn better through listening .

… kinesthetic

learners and they like to move as they learn. It is important to plan activities that offer a variety of learning styles and approaches. Some children learn better as they express themselves

verbally

. For others it is a more

logical

style such as solving problems. Other children learn better through

music

,

relationships

,

nature

,

reflectively

as well as

visually

and

physically

. For more information contact Bible Teaching & Discipling Team, Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists 5410 S.W. 7 th Street, Topeka, KS 66606-2398 1-800-984-9092 www.kncsb.org

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