How To Make Learning Fun: Understanding Edutainment


Indeed, school is a serious environment. It is where young minds are prepared for life as responsible adults and citizens. Still, there are ways that the classroom setting could be made more fun and engaging. As the adage goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. So, learning can be tailor-made to suit any child's disposition, skills, and interests. Entertainment is a brilliant way of stimulating kids to seek out an education.


The portmanteau edutainment was coined in the 1950s by Walt Disney and their attempt at making learning fun through the use of animations. These days, there are many exciting activities that, while teaching students vital skills, doubles up as a stress reliever. This article will look at 4 entertainment sources and how they are integral to the education system.


Extracurricular Activities as a Tool for Education


Sports, among other things, helps to keep people fit. Physical discipline goes hand in hand with fantastic mental health. A student has the opportunity to improve their cooperative skills since they will be working with their peers to achieve similar objectives.


On the other hand, if you feel your child has too much energy, introducing them to outdoor games and even physical education can allow them to burn off the excesses. Either way, such activities can be used to impart knowledge to students while still providing some entertainment value. Self-esteem, discipline, and hard work are all essential when it comes to learning. Although not all of us are sporty, the benefits accorded by sports are undeniable. 


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