There are children who suddenly or gradually lose interest in learning. What they have to do bores them and they see it as a difficult burden to bear. Homework is a struggle and they don’t seem to want to realize that learning is a wonderful opportunity to evolve. Therefore, it is the duty of parents to teach children to learn with joy.
Learning is something magical
Learning is almost like doing magic with the mind. When children discover something new, new knowledge and new concepts appear in their minds and they hardly even realize it, but it is so. With motivation and curiosity to learn, children can acquire in their minds new ways of seeing the world and new information that they did not have before.
If you want your child to start learning with joy and not see it as a burden, it is important that you do not limit learning to the walls of the school. Although the skills learned through formal education are crucial to their intellectual and social growth, your child needs your help to open up the world of ideas.
The joy for learning will be transformed into motivation to learn in any area of your life, so success in your life will be more than assured. Your mind will be thirsty for knowledge, and there is no better way to evolve than this!
Make your children happy to learn
- Fill their world with reading. Take turns reading with your older child or set up a family reading time where everyone reads their own book. Show how important reading is to you by filling your home with printed materials: novels, newspapers, even pictures with positive messages.
- Let him have his say. Motivate your child to express his opinion, to talk about his feelings and to make decisions. As a child, he can choose the dessert after dinner or as an adult, select the clothes he wants to wear or the extracurricular activities he wants to develop. Ask for his opinion on family decisions and show that you value him above all else.
- Show interest in what he likes. Show enthusiasm for your child’s interests and encourage her to explore topics that fascinate her. If he likes a particular interest, you can encourage him to find out more about it.
- Give him opportunities to play. Give him opportunities to play games that support different types of learning styles, from hearing and visual learning to sorting and sequencing.
- Point out the new things you learn with enthusiasm. Talk about the different ways you find new information, either you’re looking for gardening tips on the internet or taking an online course.
- Ask about what he’s learning in school, but not about test scores. Let him know that what he learns is more important than the result or grade of an exam. This will almost inadvertently help him retain what he learns.
- Help your child organize his things. Keeping things organized and tidy will help him feel in control your things and your work. If his task (eg homework) seems too complicated he may spend more time worrying about it than what he is learning. Talk to your child regularly so that he feels good and doesn’t feel like he has too much of a burden.
- Celebrate accomplishments, no matter how small. Getting good grades in the school term requires a special gift; finishing a book allows your child an hour of video games. Offers positive reinforcement that will inspire you to keep learning and challenging yourself.
- Focus on strengths, encouraging the development of talents. Even if you didn’t pass your math test, may have written a good poem in English class. In addition to a workbook to practice math, provide a written journal.
- Turn everyday events into learning opportunities. Encourage them to explore the world around them, asking questions and making connections.
By following these tips, your children will feel the joy of learning and realize the importance of in their lives.