Education is a life-long process. The part that the kids get at school is just formal. In other words, there are some goals to achieve, and the learning and teaching process revolves around them. On the other hand, there is an informal part which cover the whole life of kids. Here, there are not any goals, but there are chances to take in order to grow up. Their future will be set on this basis. As an old saying says that growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.
In both formal and informal parts, it is a commonly known fact that kids learn better when they fully and physically participate in the activities. We come up with the magical term, "learning by doing". Moreover, if they actively take part, the benefits that they gain will be pretty long-lasting ones. The activities that they do in this way will make more sense. All in all, the language of the learning is not the words, but the meanings.