Synonyms for 'educational'

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Hi,

Would you please give me some options for the following sentence?

"All activities kids are involved in should be educational."
 

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Could 'pedagogical' be used as a synonym here?!
 

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"Instructional", "academic" just to name a few. Though nothing can completely replace "educational".
 

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Do words like 'didactic' or 'educative' sound natural to you at all?

I once happened to see 'some programmes in schools are of little educative value.'
 

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Do words like 'didactic' or 'educative' sound natural to you at all?

I once happened to see 'some programmes in schools are of little educative value.'

They are natural in the right context.
 

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The entire sentence might benefit from a rephrase. What exactly is the idea you're trying to convey? Are you talking about a specific group of kids?
 

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The entire sentence might benefit from a rephrase. What exactly is the idea you're trying to convey? Are you talking about a specific group of kids?


Thanks for the point. Actually, I was about to use this in an essay about whether or not all the leisure activities children are involved in should be educational. Naturally I was looking for some synonyms to avoid repetition.
 

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Don't just restrict yourself to looking for individual synonyms. You need to think in a broader way. Consider "activities ... should have an educational value", "activities ... should teach them something" or even "kids should be able to learn from ... activities", for example.
 
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