6 Quick & Easy Ways to Boost your Child’s Learning

December 14, 2017

Raising Explorers Introduces….

6 Quick & Easy Ways to Boost your Child’s Learning

 

Encourage your child to read.
Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help your child to succeed in education. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More importantly, it is the key to lifelong learning.  Just like you go for a workout to keep your body in shape, reading is a workout for your brain!

Talk with your child.
About anything! What they had for dinner, what they’d like to do at the weekend or simply what they enjoyed doing most todayConversing with your child helps them to build on a multitude of skills. A good chat encourages language skills, good listening, vocabulary, intonation and improves confidence. In addition, a chat promotes good social skills, such as interaction. Talking and listening play major roles in all aspects of children’s learning. 

Limit your child’s screen time.
Modern technology can make an amazing contribution to our child’s education. However, it can also prove a major distraction & if left unmonitored, can be dangerous. Active minds encourage active learning, so always limit your child’s screen time. Studies show that too much screen time can have adverse effects on our bodies & minds, especially those of children. Have time limits – and stick to them! Also, have boundaries. Always make use of parental controls, and ensure you know what they are watching, reading & looking at online. The best way to do this is to ensure their screen time is in your presence. Also, show an interest & they are more likely to share their experiences with you!

Encourage your child to use the library.
Libraries can be exciting places, full of learning and discovery for everyone. Helping your child find out about libraries will set them on the road to becoming an independent learner.  Encourage them to explore and they will soon appreciate the autonomy. Learn more about library resources for children in Bradford here : https://www.bradford.gov.uk/libraries

Have a positive, enthusiastic attitude about education.
By showing we value education and enthusing about it, we are leading by example. If you show an interest in what your child has achieved, and the endless possibilities of forever-learning, your child is likely to share your enthusiasm.
Conversely, if you see supporting their learning as a burden or chore, your child is likely to follow suit.

Encourage active learning.
Children need active learning, as well as quiet learning, such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. This can easily be incorporated in daily life by using daily tasks. Encourage your child to read signs (road signs etc) or help write lists – for example; shopping lists.  Whilst shopping, get them to do the maths. How much will bread & milk cost?  How much cheaper is one brand than another? How much change will get?  Active learning also includes playing sports, spends time with friends, involvement in activities and visits museums and bookstores. To promote active learning, listen to your child’s ideas and respond to them. When you encourage this type of give-and-take at home, your child’s participation and interest learning is likely to increase.

At Raising Explorers, our mission is to provide all our children with academic and character-building skills, so they grow up to be well rounded confident individuals ready to positively contribute to a forever changing society and succeed as the next generation of leaders in their communities.

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