Five Great Tips To Keep Your Children Excited About Learning Year Round
School may be out for summer, but with help from Kumon and these five great tips, your children will be excited about learning throughout the year.
1. Lead by example
As a parent, you are instrumental in shaping the attitude your children have towards learning. When you show an interest in education, your children will be influenced by your actions and will model your behavior. One simple way to start is by encouraging a daily reading time. Spend fifteen to twenty minutes each day reading from books, magazines, or even the newspaper with your children. For extra math practice, try creating a daily math problem based on topics that your children have been working on in school or at Kumon.
2. Be enthusiastic
Enthusiasm is contagious and can play a vital role in keeping your children excited about learning throughout the year. Engage in your children’s education by asking specific and open-ended questions about their studies such as, “What did you learn in school today?” or “What was your favorite part of school this week?” By showing an interest in their studies, you help reinforce the importance of education, as well as establish an open line of communication with your children.
3. Encourage learning
A little encouragement can go a long way. When your children share an interesting fact that they learned in school or show an interest in a specific topic, encourage them to learn more about it. You can start by showing them how to find out more about the subject by visiting a local library or museum. By encouraging and engaging in your children’s interests, You can help excite your children about learning new things by encouraging and engaging in your children’s interests.
4. Demonstrate learning as a life-long process
As a Kumon Student, your children are will understand that learning both math and reading is a long-term process. Help your children understand that learning is for the long run, by demonstrating and sharing what you have learned through your own education.
For example, at the end of a trip to a museum, share something you learned with your children and ask them to do the same. If you are interested in learning to cook, ask your children to help you in the kitchen by reading recipes, preparing and measuring ingredients.
5. Promote learning outside the classroom
Learning should not be limited to the classroom. Enrolling your children in Kumon Math and Reading Programs during the summer, for example, can help them combat summer learning loss, a phenomenon that can cause up to a three month learning deficiency. By keeping your children enrolled in Kumon throughout the year, you can help them continue to develop and build a strong foundation in the critical math and reading skills needed in high school and college.
What are some additional ways you can help get your children excited about learning all year long?