Inexpensive Ways for Kids to Learn

Updated: Apr 1


December 8th, 2021



David Peachment













 

Inexpensive Ways for Kids to Learn


Sometimes it can be daunting to want your kid to learn some new technical and soft skills. Where do you start? How do they learn effectively? What would be some good skills to know at this stage in life? A lot of classes and equipment can be super expensive and hard to set up. I hope in this blog post to detail a few options for kids and youth to gain some fantastic and valuable skills in the modern world. All of it being inexpensive and super easy to get started with! Let's dive into a few options for them to learn easily and cheaply!



Host a Podcast


The first way to learn some beneficial skills is for your child to start a podcast. It sounds like a big task but bear with me. Let's first start with what can be garnered from beginning a podcast. Kids can understand the fundamentals of good communication, structuring content to be appealing, and the basics of marketing (to get their podcast off the ground). If they're talking to other people, the interview skills gained will also be valuable. Commit your kids to making just five episodes and see how they like it. See what they can learn from just a few episodes, and then, if they want to continue, they can!

How can this be done cheaply? Use the family computer for interviewing their friends. Nearly all computers come with some form of built-in microphone. Even if you don't have any fancy way of recording audio, you can still use the computer's built-in system. And nearly all computers come with some form of editing software. For example, on a Mac, there's Garage Band. And there are tons of free editing software on the internet, such as Audacity. Have your kid interview their friends. Or, if they have a smart device they can carry with them like a tablet or phone, they can even interview their teacher or a family friend about their job. They can learn the ins and outs of different professions, all the while figuring out how to edit, set up equipment, organize and conduct interviews, and more!