Learning and studying is a big part of being a kid. Making it fun will help your child love studying early on. You can use educational toys or more innovative methods to do this. Provide your child with opportunities to explore and awaken his/her curiosity.
Encourage your child to enjoy studying by making it an enjoyable activity. Children don’t have to look at studying in a negative way. When you start your child early, the positive attitude towards studying will most likely stick as he/she grows older.
Learn and explore with your child
There are many different ways to introduce studying to your child early on. One fun way is to go out and explore. Take a trip outdoors and teach your child something new in the environment. There’s a lot to see and even more to learn.
You can teach your child different concepts outdoors. Since the learning takes place first hand, your child is sure to have a lot of fun.
When you get home, introduce the concept of studying. Do this by reviewing what you’ve seen and learned in your outdoor adventure. This is a great way to show your little one that studying can be fun!
Encourage your child’s interests
Each child has his/her own unique interests. It’s a smart move to work with your child’s interests to encourage him/her to start studying. If your child loves cars, teach concepts around them. You can teach math by counting cars, language by naming cars, and so on.
If your child loves animals, there are also lots of ways you can introduce concepts with this. Think creatively find ways to connect study concepts with your child’s interests. This makes it a lot more enjoyable for your child, making him/her more willing to participate.
Apply the concepts to real life
Another fun way to encourage your child to study is to apply the concepts and lessons to real life. Doing this makes them more interesting and relatable. When you explain things using situations from your own home, your child understands them better.
It’s even better when you connect lessons with your child’s own experiences. When you do this, your child will be even more enthusiastic. The whole experience will be like you and your child are just sharing experiences and swapping stories.
Have some fun while studying
Children love games so why not incorporate them into your study sessions? You can make any lesson fun to study by throwing in a game or two while reviewing it. There are many kinds of games you can play with your child. All you need is some effort and a little bit of creativity.
If you’re having difficulty thinking of games to relate to your child’s lessons, that’s okay. There are plenty of resources online and they’re available for free!
Celebrate your child’s effort and achievements
Another way to encourage your child’s love for studying is to appreciate and celebrate his/her efforts. We don’t mean give your child rewards after studying. That isn’t a very effective way to inspire your child to study more. Instead, use good words and actions.
Each time your child finishes the study session, treat him/her with a special activity. You can read his/her favorite book or have a fun creative activity after. Or if your child initiates the study session, then you can give him/her some words of appreciation.
Learn your child’s learning style
It’s important to know that each child learns differently. So you can encourage learning and study by finding out what your own child’s learning style is. You can collect toys and items which encourage open-ended learning.
These encourage your child’s creativity and provide an opportunity for different styles of learning. Once you find out how your child learns, try to use activities which will awaken his/her enthusiasm. In doing this, your child will not only be happy to study, but he/she will learn better too.
Instill the love of reading early on
Here’s another great way to inspire learning – fill your child’s world with books! Kids love books because they’re colorful and interesting. Aside from that, books come in different forms and topics.
So, if your child shows interest in a certain topic or concept, you can provide him/her with books related to that. If your child cannot read yet, read the books with him/her.
As your child is learning how to read, sit with your child and read with him/her. If your child learns to love reading, learning and studying come more naturally.
Don’t force your child to keep on studying
The main reason why studying has a negative connotation with kids is that it’s forced on them. If you force your child to study, then he/she won’t like it. Allow your child to learn and explore in fun and enjoyable ways.
Doing this guarantees that your child sits with you happily when it’s time to study. It doesn’t have to be a struggle, all you need is patience and a few great tips!
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