How Parents Can Motivate Children to Learn More

Motivate Children to Learn
One of the biggest misconceptions is limiting learning to classrooms. While classrooms are the primary source of learning but social and intellectual growth also comes from outside the classroom walls. Parents mostly think that their child is going to school regularly which is enough for their learning. Parents have a very significant role in learning their child. Here are some tips by a coursework writing service for Parents which can help them to motivate their child to learn more.
  • Develop A Habit Of Reading In Your Child: A minimum reading is necessary for learning. Reading not only increases vocabulary and knowledge but also develops logical and conceptual thinking. It also helps to form formal communication. Try to make reading fun for your child.
  • Help Your Child Learn Through Extracurricular Activities: Let your child choose his extracurricular activities. they will feel a sense of control and freedom which will help them to motivate and engage more. The more they engage, the more they learn.
  • Reassure Open Communication: When parents encourage their children to express their opinion they feel more comfortable to show their likes, dislikes and trepidations. When children get the chance to express themselves they start trusting. When trust is developed they feel comfortable to tell about their problems and issues. Another important thing is valuing the opinions and thoughts of your child. This gives them the feeling that their opinion matters. Don’t talk to your child in a way that annoys them or they don’t like. For instance, many children don’t like it when their parents say “When I was your age…” Always try to have encouraging talk with them, for example they score low in test don’t tell them they are very weak and poor your statement should be “these marks are not very bad, but I know you can do the better.”
  • Your Child's Interests Is Important: When students learn according to their area of interest, learning becomes more motivating, encouraging and fun for them. For example children always perform better in subjects of their interest and always have problems with the subject of least interest. Either they complain about its difficulty or they don’t like the teacher of that subject. So always let your child choose the topics and subjects which fascinate them. And try to make those subjects interesting for them which they hate or have least interest in them. For example, if your child doesn't like math, ask him to write about the reasons he dislikes, and involve him in calculations, you can simply start by asking them to count the apples in the fruit basket.
  • Use Different Learning Methodologies: Every child has its own preferences and mental caliber. Some children learn quickly while sitting in the TV lounge, while others need complete silence for memorizing their test. Learning style of every child differs from others based on their personality type. There are seven basic learning styles. (i) Visual (ii) Verbal, (iii) Aural (iv) Physical (v) Logical (vi) Social (vii) Solitary. You must know about the preferred learning style for your child.
  • Use Game Based Techniques: Children learn more when they do it practically. Game-based techniques get them involved and they remember them for longer periods. They help in deeper learning and develop non-cognitive skills. It also helps to develop team based learning which helps children to work in groups in the classroom.
  • Learning Matters Most Than Performance: Focus on what your child is learning. Asked them to teach you what they have learned today in school. When you start focusing more on their performance they don’t learn effectively.
  • Staying Organized: Assist your child to have an organized scheme of study and learning. Tell them about organizing their books, notes and their study tables. The more organized they are, the more productive they will be. Children with unorganized notes and things, usually have seen in wasting their time more in searching for things.
  • Have Little Celebration On Your Child Achievements: When you recognize and celebrate your child’s achievement, they get encouraged. These celebrations act as a reinforcement tool to keep them motivated. That doesn’t mean a high level celebration or party. For example your child is weak in Maths and after some good continuous efforts, he has achieved a good score in the test. You may cook his most favorite dish for dinner, take him to joy land, or buy him his favorite storybook or toy.
  • Stop Comparison: Don’t compare your child with others. You may use these comparisons to inspire them but in actual they make children annoyed and unmotivated.
  • Spend Time With Your Children: Try to spare some time for your daily activities and sit with your children and discuss some interesting topics. Don’t discuss their studies, exams or tests, this will make them bored and they will try to ignore these discussions. Rather take about their interest like their favorite character or book, what they are planning about their holidays, their influential personality.

Albert Barkley

Hello, my name is Albert Barkley. I am working as education consultant with a UK based firm after completion of my PhD. I like to write on different social, tech and education trends.

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