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Ways to Help Your Child Love Learning.

January 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comSome children are naturally inquisitive. They love nothing more than exploring and finding out new things. They feel a sense of achievement whenever they answer a question correctly, and this encourages them to keep learning. For others, they aren’t as interested. They don’t want to participate at school. This can be a challenge for any parent, but there are some steps you can take to help your child love learning. Read on to discover more.

Let them do the asking – There is only one place to begin, and this is by encouraging your children to do the asking. Most children don’t like to be told things; they like to ask their own queries instead. If you don’t know the answer to their question or they are asking silly questions, try not to lose your patience. Keep the conversation flowing as much as you can.

Put it into perspective – You need to figure out why your child does not like learning. For example, if your child is resistive when the time comes to read a book, could it be because he or she struggles with reading? If this is the case, you need to find ways to make them feel more comfortable about giving it a go. For instance, you could suggest that you read the book together. Ask your child to point out any words they don’t understand and explain that you will tell them what the words mean.

Look for unique ways to unleash their enthusiasm for different subjects – You need to look for different ways to unleash your child’s enthusiasm for various subjects. For example, you could take your child to a lab to get them interested in science. They will be able to see all of the different tools and equipment, such as a pipette, and they may even catch an experiment. For a lot of children, this is going to have a much greater impact than any textbook will.

Share your world – Children like to know what you are doing. They want to understand everything they are seeing. So, don’t be afraid to let your child into your world. Tell them about the program you are watching!

Let learning be the reward – A lot of parents attempt to get their children to learn by stating that they will get a treat at the end of it. Once you do this, you have set yourself up for a difficult journey, as your child is going to expect a treat after every learning session. Instead, let learning be the reward. For example, you can encourage your child to learn by stating that there is something they will enjoy about it – the book you are going to read could mention superheroes!

Hopefully, you now have some ideas that you can use to encourage your child to love learning. It is all about finding an approach that is going to appeal to your little one. After all, we are all different!

Staff Writer; Ronald Adams

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