Teaching kids has progressed a lot these days. Kids are no longer just limited to old classroom teaching. Instead to attract their attention and gain their interest in various subjects several teaching aids and resources are used while teaching.
Earlier the monotonous lectures in the classroom had very little effect on kids. As kids are attracted more by visually interesting and colorful stuff, most of the boring lectures could hardly gain the interest of the kids. This is where the need to change the ways of teaching was recognized and considered.
It is essential that kids are taught well in their early years so that the concepts regarding subjects are clear to them. Building a strong conceptual base helps them to connect with the subject better and also learn at a faster pace. It also shows which subject interests a kid most.
What are Teaching Aids and Resources?
Teaching aids and resources are of various types. It varies depending upon the class and the subject taught. Such aids and resources usually are visually very attractive. Knowledge is imparted to the learner through various ways like videos, games, colorful charts and diagrams, picture books, puzzle, etc.
Any external factor helping a teacher to teach the learners in an interesting and interactive way is known as a teaching aid. Nowadays many schools are built with smart classrooms to aid teaching and supply resources to the teacher. Sometimes, classes are also held outside the four walls to retain the interest of the students in a playful yet engaging way.
How is it Beneficial?
Using aids and resources to teach is beneficial in many ways to both the students and the teacher. It helps to clear and clarify the concepts surrounding the subject. It also assists the teacher to hold the class and get maximum attention without shouting or scolding.
Studies conducted by experts have shown that students who were taught using the new methods learn more at a faster pace. It also ensures that whatever is taught stays embedded in the kid’s mind for a longer stretch of time.
Motivating students to go to school regularly and enhancing their memory power along with ensuring that they interact in the class and learn and comprehend the subject accordingly are some of the benefits gained by using teaching aids. It also gives a boost to their imagination and creativity.
Teaching is an art and the aids and resources help to paint a beautiful picture.