Do we do or let others do what we all do just for the sake of doing or do we love or allow others to love what we do because we are really keen and enjoy what we do? Is it a tad bit confusing?
Simply put, do you play any role in helping your kids to love learning?
Kids never really love learning, at least not the majority of them, and we parents of all would definitely know that for sure because even we have taken their place once. Hence, what do we do to get them to study, learn, or explore not just educational things but also new things that create meaning and add value to their lives?
Here are some tips to guide you in this tough process.
- The environment is everything. If your child is not in the right stimulating environment, then blame it on you. You need to create a good environment for your child to love where he/she is in. For this, you could set up your child’s room with books, engaging toys, and how-it-works stuff for your child to appreciate what is happening in this world. Visit https://doodlebuckets.com to find some interesting goodies to enlighten your child’s room.
- Encourage them to ask questions and in the process allow them to teach themselves. This will help them to understand how things function the way they are by themselves and will also retain it in the long run as opposed to the swallow-and-vomit approach of learning that is seen amongst most students these days.
- Although schools follow a strict well-structured syllabus, we all know that “no one common size fits every individual”. How then can we as parents think that the syllabus designed is the best for our child? Instead, we should allow them to choose what they really want to learn.
- Make sure that your child is no Jack, both in terms of doing and mastering. Two things to remember here: “Just work without play makes Jack a very dull boy” and “Do not allow your child to be the Jack of many trades but the master of none”. Hence, encourage your child to play and develop his/her talent.
- Be a role model or else find someone from whom your child can learn. In addition, provide them with the right resources. It is never about the quantity but it has always been about the quality.
- More importantly, help your child understand that importance of learning and that learning never stops at any age. Prepare your child.