Encouraging your children to learn at home

If you ask your child where they go to learn they will most likely look at you rather quizzically, before answering `school of course.` Certainly one would not want to contradict them on this point, but you might ask them whether school is the only place where learning is possible. Certainly their school is well set up to impart knowledge, what with its teachers and classrooms - but does all learning really cease the moment the bell sounds at the end of the day?

The truth is that children, no matter where they are, are compelled to study. Their capability for information acquisition greatly exceeds that of adults. Consider how they learn their native languages at home: they simply 'acquire' the capacity to talk without any formal instruction or mentorship from their parents. This neatly leads to the reality that children have the greatest potential to learn at home, albeit they may require some encouragement to do so. The following is a list of tips for how you can help your child get the most out of his or her home learning.


1) Create a study area for them

By granting a child their own area to study you are informing them that learning isn`t just something that happens at school. You will be letting them know their scholarly activities are important enough to warrant a special dedicated area in the home.

This study place doesn't have to be a separate room (just a few of us have libraries or studies at home! ), but it can be a section of their bedroom or a section of the living room. It should include all of the necessary stationery as well as any textbooks they are currently studying. comprehend them, and strive to reach their greatest potential.


2) Discuss what they have learnt today at school

You may help your child to remember their lessons by chatting with them every day about what they learned at school, while also letting them know that their school activities are important to you as a parent. Showing interest and engaging with your child as they recount the day's teachings may encourage them to be more attentive in future sessions, as they will be aware that you will ask them about their day.

You might wish to go over some of their notebooks with them, paying special attention to any teacher remarks. You could go over their work with them if you see they are constantly struggling with a certain subject or even a specific module in their syllabus.


3) Congratulate your child on his or her academic achievements

Always give your child praise when they do well in school. If they believe you are unconcerned about their accomplishments, they may adopt the same attitude; however, if they know you would be delighted with their performance, they will undoubtedly strive harder. If they do very well on an exam or complete a piece of schoolwork, you may prepare their favorite meal, complete with dessert! These may appear to be insignificant incentives, yet they contribute to a positive learning environment in the home. As a result, the idea that the house serves various purposes, including academic instruction, will gain traction.