Competition is everywhere and dominates academics more than anywhere else. One can find themselves caught in the rat-race to excel in academics and also extracurricular. When it comes to academics, all parents are very particular that their ward must score well. Till a couple of years back, books and teachers were the only means by which a child could learn, but now that's not the case anymore. There are many educational service providers who have come up to help parents and students find supplementary learning materials to enhance knowledge.
Supplementary learning materials help the child understand the concepts and topics in a better way through animations, videos, activities etc. Not only will this enhance their knowledge, but also makes it a convenient way to learn. Let us first understand the various supplementary learning materials that are available in the market.
1. CDs and DVDs - one of the most commonly found products in the market are the CDs and DVDs. One can find them for every class, subject and Board of education. One has to be very careful while choosing the same because of the quality of content in the products. Choose the company that is well established in the educational services sector.
2. Worksheets and workbooks - these are mainly aimed to help children in the lower classes (KG1-Class4) to improve their spellings, reading, ease of a particular topic etc. These are printed in bright attractive colors to please the child. One can also find puzzles and color it pages to keep the children interested in them.
3. Online tutoring - yes, you can consider this also as one of the supplementary learning materials available for children. This is similar to tuitions conducted in a coaching center, except that the child does not have to move out of the comfort of their home to learn. Sitting at home a child can get help with any academic related query.
4. Online tests - this is yet another product that many service providers have developed. Children can check their understanding of a particular concept/topic by taking up tests in the same. There are many online tests available that cater to the students' individual needs.
It might look like very few products are available as supplementary learning materials, but due to their vast nature (class, subject, board of education) one can come across hundreds of them in the market. It can also be seen that a couple of the service providers who have established themselves, do not market their products in the free market. Instead they encourage purchasing their products online through their website, making it easy for customers to buy.