While many kids are naturally curious, once your kids are old enough to be in school full-time, many parents find that their kids seem to run out of steam when it comes to learning. But with so many more years of school and life ahead of them, it’s vital that you and your children are able to find ways to continue making learning something that they enjoy and look forward to.
To help your family with this issue, here are three ways you can get your kids excited about learning.
Work With Their Natural Interests
Different kids are going to be interested in different things. For some kids, they love learning about animals. For others, looking for and finding fossils excites them. Regardless of what your child seems to have an interest in, Ginny Graves, a contributor to Parents.com, recommends that you don’t let this natural interest go to waste.
By helping your child to learn more about something that they have a genuine interest in all on their own, you can help them keep their love of learning alive. And as their interests change or adapt, your children will continue to get more excited about learning new things and gaining new experiences with the areas of study that they’re truly interested in.
Make Books A Part Of Their Life
According to Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker, a contributor to Psych Central, a child’s interest in and ability to read has a major impact on their academic life. Because of this, it’s important that you strive to make books and reading a major part of your child’s life from a very young age.
To encourage this, try to make regular trips to the library together. Allow your child to pick out books that he or she wants to read. You can either read these books together or allow your child to read on their own. What can be even more beneficial is if your child sees that you yourself have a love of books and an interest in learning new things simply for the sake of growing your own knowledge.
Set Up Learning As A Social Event
For some children, learning has a connotation of being something that they have to do on their own or with an authoritative teacher. But once your child learns that learning can be fun and interactive, their passion for it can grow more than you ever thought possible.
To help them understand this, Jessie Jiang, a contributor to Medium.com, recommends that you make learning experiences social experiences as well. You can do this by learning as a family or encouraging your child to spend time with their friends while learning something together.
If you’re worried that your child might not love learning as much as he or she once did, consider using the tips mentioned above to help your child get more excited about learning.
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