The thing about being a kid in today’s education system is that there is a lot of pressure to meet targets and get the grades. I’m not saying that that’s necessarily a bad thing. But it can leave some kids that don’t develop as fast at a disadvantage. But as parents, you can help them with their schooling at home in many ways. Just read on to find out that they are.
Helping with homework
The easiest way that you can help your kids with their progress at school is to be available for help with homework. But this doesn’t mean telling them the answers.
It means helping them to focus and use their own skills to solve the problems that they come across. Of course, the odd suggestion here and there can’t hurt either.
But most of the help will come from you assisting them in being focused, and completing things under their own steam by the deadline set.
Reading to them at night
Reading your kids a bedtime story is such a great way to help out with their education. Why? Well, for many reasons. For one it helps them learn to appreciate the value of books and stories. Then it helps them to be encouraged to read, especially if you do one page and then they do the next.
It also has the added bonus of proving some quality one on one time with your child, no matter how busy the day has been. As well as creating a routine for their bedtime, which can help them get to sleep at a regular time much easier. So then they are refreshed for the school day ahead.
Working on particular areas with them
Another way that you can really help your child’s educational achievement is to identify any areas in which they are not as strong. Ask their teachers for help with this. Then use the information to build in some fun activities on these areas at home, to help them improve their confidence.
You could come up with your own ideas if you are a creative person. Or use a formal online course, like Effortless English to help.
Or you could even employ a qualified tutor to provide advice and activities in the specific areas that you need. You can find them by searching agency online, although there are now even some hour drop-in centers that provide literacy and numeracy tuition in town centers. So you could try next time you have some shopping to do.
Taking them out for field trips
Lastly, you can also help you with child education by taking them out on trips. This can be something as simple as going to the shop and letting them choose and pay for groceries. By taking them to a famous historical landmark like a castle, and researching all about how people lived in olden times before you go.
These trips are important because they not only help make subjects come alive and relevant for the kids. But they also give them the opportunity to stay curious and experience new things. Which is a vital skill for their educational achievement overall.
Please let me know what works for you in your child’s education- comment below.