We all want our children to learn and exceed in the classroom. Now that Amelia is at school she is learning lots of new stuff every single day. The amount of information she comes home with on a daily basic is fascinating especially when I never heard her say a word before or when she can write a certain word. It great for children to learn at school but it's also good to help your child learn when at home or out and about. Here are my top tips for keeping your children interested in learning.
1. Encourage your child to read
Helping your child become a regular reader is the most important thing that you can do to help your child success in school and life. Reading helps children in all school subjects and most importantly teaches them life lessons. Here are 40 Halloween books for your child to read if you were looking for some new books to add to their collection.
2. Hire a private tutor
Hiring a private tutor such as Fleet Tutors is a popular choice of many parents who have busy work schedules and simply don't have the time to teach their children. It also gives your child the opportunity to learn over the summer as well as evenings during the school term.
3. Monitor your child's TV, video game and internet usage
Many children spend far too much time watching TV, playing video games and using the internet than they do completing homework and other school related activities. Its a good idea to monitor your child's usage and restrict them from using the internet and watching the tv after a certain time. If you child uses a tablet to play apps and watch Youtube videos like mines does then a Kids Kindle Fire is an excellent option as it has parent controls for certain times.
4. Encourage your child to use the library
Make the library a fun outing for you and your kids. Libraries are places of learning and discovery for everyone. Go once or twice a week if you can to get new books, and encourage your kids to finish reading the books before you return so that they can exchange the books for new ones. Many libraries have books, game and many other recourses to take advantage of as well as reading clubs and activities in the summer.
5. Encourage active learning
Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as doing their homework and reading. Active learning includes asking and answering questions, exploring new interests and solving problems. Show enthusiasm for your child's interests and encourage them to explore interests that fascinate them. If your child likes watching football sign them up to a football class or challenge them to find facts about football on the internet.