How many of you feel your children love their school? To a great extent, many of them love their teachers before they like their books or subjects. As parents, when you positively reinforce the importance of learning, the child starts enjoying the process of learning.
However, futile comparisons and competition without understanding your child’s innate capabilities make life difficult for both you and your child. Let’s delve into a few tips to get your child interested in school and learning.
Measure Learning and Not Performance
Children should enjoy learning. As parents, you can create an atmosphere that encourages your child to read or understand concepts through fun learning activities. Allow them to explore learning opportunities around them. Remember not to gauge your child based on scorecards from school.
Help Your Child Stay Organised
When children develop a systematic approach to studying their lessons, they get inclined to the process of learning. If your child does not have the habit of organising his study table, books or stationery, help him with that. Setting books in the order of assignments or homework and having a timetable for all activities are indirect cues to sort things one after the other.
Focus On Children’s Interest
Some children are naturally good at academics. If your child shows a different interest, it isn’t the end of it. Nurture children’s creativity so that they excel in it. Schools promote co-curricular activities like self-defence, music, dance, arts, crafts, personality development, and sports. This way children will like school for many reasons.
Reward A Good Job
You may reward your child with an hour of their favourite TV show or activity if they learn their lessons as per your instructions. The reward could be an admission to an activity club in school. It motivates them to do well in school and at home daily.