Children usually love to learn. They have an innate curiosity that primes them for school, and makes them so keen to get out into the world. And as a parent, you can be incredibly proud of just how much good work your child brings home with them every day!
However, some kids struggle with school work, and their love of learning can be ground down by grades and the class structure. But that’s where you come in! You can help your child love to learn again using ideas like those below; make their school days a joy to experience.
Take Up an Interesting Club
Most clubs kids can join are already run though the school they attend, so why not ask your child about signing up to have a go? It’s a good way to integrate them into the school setting, and help them to see there’s a lot more fun to be had behind the school gates than they first thought!
Make sure the club they pick is their own choice here. Sure, it’ll be nice to have a little football star in the family, but if they’re not really a sporty person, maybe the arts and crafts club is actually one for them? And if they want to chop and change and try out a few clubs, let them experiment until they find something they enjoy.
Let Them Go on School Trips
School trips are always something to look forward to! When you’re a kid they’re the highlight of the school year and can be some of the best days out they have. So when they bring a permission slip home, be sure to sign it and let them spend time out with their friends. Kids learn a lot outside of the classroom, and this is a natural way to encourage that search.
Indeed, as your child gets older, this love of travel may come back tenfold. Let them continue to explore this; your teenager signing up to school trips to new york should be a sign their education is going exactly right! School is all about setting them up to take on the world, after all.
Show Them Ways to Use School Learning
What we learn at school can be forgotten about by the time we get home. And not only that, but many kids can question the use of the things we learn in the classroom as they get older. So to encourage their love of learning as they grow, it’s a good idea to show them how to use the knowledge they’ve gained.
Take them on day trips that focus on science lesson content. Set a reading challenge that’ll have them using their literacy skills. Write something in algebraic code that they need to work out for a reward. Or buy them a little instrument and see if those music lessons are sticking!
Kids can love learning their whole lives. Encourage this early on using the time they spend at school.
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