Choose Your Topic
One of the greatest parts of learning is choosing a topic that you love and enjoy. As you consider choosing a topic think about some of the items, activities, or places that interest you or your family. If you choose to explore favorite items you can look into ways the item is made or discover its origin. If you decide to learn more about a particular activity to discover the varied ways the activity is completed in your region or around the world. Exploring places and learning more about the native inhabitants is just as exciting as learning about the ins and outs of the geographical locations, buildings, and natural ecosystem.
As you consider the many options and topics for your backyard learning experience be sure to select a topic that is fun, engaging, and will allow for hands on interaction or movement such as learning to basket weave or working on golf swings.
After you select a topic search YouTube or another source for some relevant videos looking to teach you the ins and outs of the topic you have chosen. You will stream the video you select to your HandiTheatre screen live. For more information about live streaming check out our write up on here.
Set Up Your HandiTheatre
Once you have picked a topic that captures the attention and interest of your family it is time to set up your HandiTheatre system. The most beneficial thing about the HandiTheatre system is that it was designed with consumers in mind. Setting up should take you no longer than 10 minutes.
The key to learning in your backyard is set up your system in a part of your yard that is flat and level yet provides your family with enough space to be interactive with your lesson topic. Learning to swing a golf club is likely to take more space while a basket weaving lesson can easily be learned near a patio or smaller grassy area. Once you select the location place your tarp on the spot and tether it down. Then unroll your HandiTheatre screen. Keep in mind that the screen will support double projection on the front and the back.
Next you will grab your blower and inflate your screen. You will want to tether it down if you expect wind of any sort. Set up your speakers and adjust as needed. The last and final step is to set up your projector and SmartBox.
Learning Turns Fun
Once its all setup begin handing out all the required items needed to fully participate in your lesson and settle your family in for a time of learning and fun. Some great ways to keep things light and engaging is to include quick and easy finger foods as well as fun drinks.
Learning is a life long journey that you can take with the ones you love in your own backyard. It does not have to be in a classroom or in the confines of a room. It is boundless, experiemential, and enjoyable. Make learning fun for your family and then invite some friends for the lessons that you found to be the most engaging and effective.
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