Filling your brain with new things is great. We know this, don’t we? Not knowing about a certain topic or a certain somebody, only to then become knowledgeable about the said topic is a marvelous thing. Sure, sometimes when you’re sat staring at an article, a tutorial or a textbook, you can get a little bored, but the overall point still stands. Nobody wants to be the person in a group with an empty head! Brainpower is key to an awful lot of things we do in life. You don’t have to be a super genius to get through the rigors of every day, but it helps to know more than you did, say, a few months ago.
If you have kids, then you’ll want them to grow up to be knowledgeable and competent with regards to many, many aspects of life. You’ll always love them, whatever their intellect levels are, but it would be swell if they were adept and skillful! They need to start somewhere, though, and school is the first step. The majority of us didn’t really like school because we were thrust into the system without realizing why we had to go. For a lot of us, the next decade or so was spent sluggishly meandering through and wishing we were at graduation already.
That’s not exactly the attitude to take, is it? We want our kids to love picking up new information and learning new things. How can we do it, though? Well, here are a few little ways it can be done.
Praise Them When They Do Good
A lot of what makes school a dour and boring experience is the idea of sitting still and taking in information. Then when that info is ingrained in your brain, you move onto the next piece. Learning at school is traditionally a glum and tedious thing. When your kid does a little work at home, let them know that they’ve done a good job. The positive reinforcement could make them want to learn even more.
Make It Fun
It doesn’t just have to be reading out of textbooks or watching videos. You can get a little creative and perhaps include props or games. When people have an added novelty to things, they become more interested. You could even set little goals and challenges for them – the feeling of completing a challenge is nice and addictive. They could be motivated to complete more; learning more in the process.
Send Them On Trips!
Every once in awhile, schools put on educational and recreational trips. A lot of parents are tentative towards this kind of thing as they don’t want to let go of them! Let them be free! Whether it’s an outing to a museum in the city or a big Rome school trip, they’ll be more enthusiastic about school and learning due to the big, exciting excursions.
Let Them Find What They Love
If they have to sit and do the same boring stuff all of the time, then they’re going to be put off. If they get the chance to do something that they’ll be passionate about, they’ll want to delve straight into the work. Don’t be a strict authority; let them roam around and gravitate towards their own choice.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post