By daughter is two and she is already showing interest in school and learning. At an early age, I have introduced her to different activities and experiences to grow her interest in learning. We started with mommy and me classes, Gymboree classes, and ballet classes. These have allowed her to actively learn and begin socializing with other children. Education and the love of learning is the best tools that I can give my daughter to change the world. Creating lifelong learners at an early age will have a positive impact in their future.
Here are ways that you can encourage your child to learn.
- Parent Engagement. Being present in your child’s education is a key element in your child’s success in learning. Engage with your child daily and make sure that they get their homework done. Be involved in your child’s extra curricular activities and always seek new ways that your child can learn.
- Develop A Love for Reading. Creating an atmosphere for the love of reading from early on will create a habit with your child. Read to them early on in their lives. It will help them develop richer vocabulary, allow them to process concepts, and become better writers. Set a goal to read a set number of books throughout the day with your child. Add it to your night routine. I am a strong believer in the power of reading. Raising children who love to read, will create children who think beyond their scope.
- Different Learning Styles. Each child learns in their own styles. These can include visual, auditory, verbal, physical, logical, social or solitary. Discover your child’s learning style(s) and encourage learning through these techniques. Create fun learning activities at home and make learning fun not a chore.
- Share Your Enthusiasm for Learning. Transmit the love of learning and school to your child. Model learning and how fun the process is. Talk about how fun school is and the value of learning. Helping them be learners will build their confidence and create positive habits in school.
- Encourage Active Learning. Nothing is better than hands-on and interactive learning. Take your child to the museum, the farms, or library. Plan weekend activity for your child to do reading time at the library and interactive with other children. Allow them to explore their surroundings at museums and farms so that they can actively learn, ask questions, problem solve, and be active participants.