Here are Some Tips.
All parents want their child/ren to succeed in all aspects of life; however, burdening them with expectations and unrealistic goals can affect their confidence and overall personality.
Oftentimes, dictating these terms can demoralize kids; then, they won’t pay enough attention to and lose interest in their studies. Being patient with kids is the most important practice. Every kid learns at their own pace. As a parent, you need to appreciate that. Avoid drawing comparisons with other kids and do not pressure them to reach the standard you’ve set in your mind.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein
You need to make them learn, but let them have an opinion on what they’re comfortable with or interested in – especially at their tender age. Kindergarten is crucial to their overall development.
If they begin to lose interest in their studies, react proactively. Here are some things you should do to develop their interest in studies:
For younger children, rewards can be the most efficient way to get something out of them. It’s a bribe that’s paid with snacks and treats. Those things can make them super-motivated. Promise them a small reward for completing homework on time.
The reward can be:
- some quality time with you;
- going to a movie or a favorite shop;
- extra T.V. time.
It could be anything. Remember, though, that this approach can’t be continued long-term. It can make them greedy and nonchalant about doing anything without something in return.
Who doesn’t like compliments? You should always compliment your kids – even for little things. Always look for something good and positive to say to them. When they achieve something, compliment them for their victory. When they fail, compliment them for their effort. They will be motivated to keep doing the correct things – and even going further. It will teach them the value of hard work and along the way, forge their identity with their own self-esteem.
- Learning matters more
Good grades are significant in academic life, but they are not the most important thing. That honor goes to: learning. If your kid is struggling to get better grades, it is probably caused by how they feel about learning – their basic foundation. An online tutor for kindergarten can help tremendously. They are teaching professionals with knowledge and experience. Licensed teachers-turned-tutors are ideal. They can help with your kid’s specific needs.
Talk to your kid/s about their studies. Find out what their favorite subject is and who is their best teacher – so you can provide better insight and contact if needed. Asking them about their school will make them more attentive to lessons in their classes.
Make sure the kids have a proper environment for studying.
Lower the number of distractions as much as possible (loud noise, T.V., playful siblings, etc.) – especially for kids with very low attention span. They get distracted too easily and then lose all interest in school work. Do the best you can to retain a healthy family atmosphere. Violence, abuse, and constant neglect are not good for anybody. They scar – especially children – for life. You can set the learning environment much better when you know the things that accelerate your kid’s learning.
There are various kinds of learners. Some examples are: auditory learners, visual, kinesthetic, etc.
- Talk, recite, or listen to audiobooks and podcasts for auditory learners (better understanding through sounds).
- Watch good movies, documentaries, or take trips to museums for visual learners (better through images and things seen).
- Give practical experiments, puzzles, or building sets to kinesthetic learners (better with physical interaction).
Children love validation. An instant source of inspiration for them is when you show interest and get involved; however, they need to get involved too.
Make them choose their study materials like tables, stationery items, etc. They will feel involved and appreciate these tools for learning even more.
Let them speak their opinions. If they’re incorrect, explain to them why. They will learn to debate and form their own personal opinions. This also teaches them that humility during victory and grace during defeat are important traits of good people.
No matter how much you want to protect your kids, it is essential to let them be themselves. Nitpicking, comparing them with other kids, and rebukes will only make them uninterested in your opinions. Teach them using your impartial observations. Make them feel better about themselves, and avoid making them feel sorry for something they have yet to learn.
Introduce things that they can take up as hobbies. Let them choose what they want, then help them develop that. Those hobbies can make them better learners. Some hobbies like reading, poetry, or music can help them with their studies directly, and can have long-term academic and career benefits.
Kindergarten days are tender times for all children. As a parent, you should fill them with positivity, love, and a natural curiosity – to unravel the wonders of this world. The best way to do that often includes studying things. Follow the tips above and make your kid/s better learners – for life.