Learning is what children do the most from the day they are born. Every day is a learning process and it’s our job as parents to be their number one source of knowledge and wisdom.
Teaching children isn’t always an easy process – there are days when they won’t feel interested and motivated. There will be days that he won’t want to go to school. The key is to be patient as little ones learn best at their own pace.
There are many ways to encourage learning in children. Try these 5 easy and effective ways!
Spend time with your little one
Kids best learn from their parents, especially during the early years. It is important that the each child knows that their parents believe in them. When a child lives in a loving and nurturing environment, he will be more motivated to learn new things and to do well in everything.
Spend plenty of quality time with your little one and don’t forget to remind her that you believe in her and her ability to do well.
Involve your extended family
As mentioned, the very foundation of learning in children is to be in an environment that is nurturing, encouraging and supportive. It would be helpful if you ask people who care about your little one (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends etc.) to help encourage him to do well in school. This way, he’ll feel motivated even outside of home.
Make your quality time a learning experience
Daily play and quality time with your young one is important. Why not make it a fun way of learning? Read a book (act the characters out!), play educational games, sing fun songs, do arts and crafts or visit a museum (make sure it’s age-appropriate!). New activities and new environments help a lot!
There will be time for rest and fun, but make sure your child knows that all schoolwork must be done first. Set up a quiet place in your home for your little one to study or to do homework. Check his work, make sure everything is completed and let him explain what he is learning.
Have a “school is cool” attitude
To encourage your child to study harder and to let him know that school is important, take an interest in what he is doing and learning in school. Make it a point to ask about his day, any new thing he learned or any interesting thing that happened at school.
Always be patient and encouraging – follow these 5 effective ways to encourage learning in children!
Angela Kidd is an author and illustrator, a wife and a mother to 3 beautiful kids. In her spare time, she would personally create storybooks and coloring books for her children for fun and they loved it.. And so did she. Angela quit her job and created her own line of educational activity books for children of various ages, with the main goal of making learning fun! You can check out some of Angela’s amazing books here.