at school and continues at home. There are plenty of things that you,
as parents, can do at home to help your child along a strong
developmental path. Here are some helpful tips to give your child an
advantage at home, which will transfer to the classroom.
Read, Read, Read
Reading is an important cognitive function for children to learn. Take every opportunity you can to read with your child. Make the kitchen, living room, and their bedrooms, into “reading zones” and devote some time every day to reading short stories, homework, or anything that is particularly challenging for them.
Make it Fun!
be exceptional learning tools. Board games, card games, memory games and
word games subtly engage a child in learning essential problem solving
skills, while ensuring they have fun! Showing them how much fun learning
can be will make them more eager to learn.
Computers, tablets, and mobile devices have access to all sorts of educational resources that can help your child learn in a collection of different ways. From games to writing to reading, technology offers a number of different ways to engage kids as they learn. Don’t be scared to let them get used to technology, the sooner they learn about the devices, the more comfortable they will be when using them in the future.
Encouragement is Golden
to encourage your children through the learning process. Positive
reinforcement goes a long way in helping a developing mind absorb
information. Mistakes should not be cause for concern. Instead, view
them as learning opportunities and help your child realize where, and
how, they can improve.
Count, Write, Read
repetition, and routine help a young mind develop skills faster, and
become more comfortable with the skills they already have. Set time
aside to count with your children, let them write stories for you, and
read them together. This little bit of effort can make a world of
difference in the long run.