If you have recently had trouble coming up with new ways to keep your kids interested in their homeschooling activities, it is a good idea to consider the use of long riddles. They can be a fun way to work on spelling, grammar, and speech. If you are intrigued by the idea of using long riddles as part of a home education plan, the following information will be quite helpful.
#1-Turn Some Of The Words In A Long Riddle Into Spelling Words For Advanced Language Discussions
It is important to point out that a long riddle can provide spelling words to children of different ages. Whether it is a kindergartner who is just learning to link letters together to form very short words or your high school student who is preparing to take the SAT's, a single long riddle can function as an ideal teaching tool.
An extension of that idea could be discussing synonyms, homonyms and antonyms of the words within the riddle. Doing so could be an easy way to share knowledge amongst your children.
#2-Use A Long Riddle To Teach Grammar
Long riddles can be a fun way to teach grammar and fortunately, there are multiple options to choose from. For example, you can choose a long riddle that already has grammatical mistakes and ask your children to identify and correct them.
If you cannot find an appropriate riddle that has the necessary grammatical errors, you could change the words of an existing long riddle to make them grammatically incorrect. Each child can be given the opportunity to detect the errors and change them. If you have several children who are being homeschooled, this would also be a good time to compare and contrast the changes that each child makes, in order to encourage improved activity.
#3-Reciting Long Riddles To Encourage Public Speaking
It has been estimated that in recent years, about 3% of children in the United States are homeschooled. However, it has also been estimated that up to 75% of adults have a fear of public speaking. Although the number of kids who are afraid of speaking in public are unknown, it is obvious that many children are likely to have a similar phobia and some of those children will be homeschooled.
Fortunately, by choosing a series of funny long riddles and asking your children to practice them until they know them word-for-word, you may find that it is possible for your child to more effectively manage their uneasy feelings. In addition, since even a long riddle is unlikely to be more than a page or two, reciting it in front of a non-judgmental audience such as parents and/or siblings, can allow your child to gradually become more comfortable with public speaking.
In conclusion, it is easy to forget how useful long riddles can be for the homeschooled child. If you are looking for new information and ideas on introducing long riddles to your kids as part of a homeschooling curriculum, it will be a good idea to be aware of the ideas listed above.