Kids aren’t typically born with a love or passion for learning. They acquire it. Here’s how to encourage your kids to love learning.
Children want to learn, but it’s not always easy to motivate them and enjoy learning, especially at home. There are so many distractions today that make it difficult to make learning and fun and exciting activity. Many parents want to know how to encourage learning in children.
We’ll describe several ways to make learning fun for your kids and get them interested in knowing more about the world. Kids are naturally curious, and learning is a part of their natural behavior, but sometimes they need a little push in the right direction.
You’ll find plenty of ways to turn your children’s learning frown upside down.
How to Encourage Learning with an Incentive
When a child wants something, you’ll be surprised how well they’ll behave and focus on learning. If you want your child to regain a love of learning, then start by giving them something to look forward too.
It doesn’t have to be expensive. It could be a special lunch, or a fabulous love doll they’ll cherish for years. If you give them an incentive, they’ll work to reach that incentive. If they don’t and they learn they can’t have that incentive, then they’ll work twice as hard to get it back.
Encourage Your Child’s Interests
There is learning all around us and children don’t always know what they’re doing is learning. If your child has specific hobbies or interests, then learn about them and encourage them to use it ways to learn.
If your child likes video games, then find a website that has math and reading games. If they enjoy fantasy or science fiction television shows, then encourage them to read fantasy books or learn how science fiction technology uses real science.
Sit with your child and discuss their interest and steer them in directions that lead to learning.
Let Your Child Lead the Way
When a child is told what to do or feels controlled, their natural reaction is to withdraw or rebel. Schools create a very structured environment where children are taught according to the teacher’s curriculum. If you want to reignite a love of learning, then let your child choose the direction of that learning.
It could be letting the child have input on what they learn or providing several different options. When children can follow their lead and not pushed into one direction or another, they relax and open themselves up for learning enjoyment.
Have Fun Learning with Them
Your children love you and want you to be happy. If they see you having fun learning, then they’ll want to continue making you happy. It’s also a bonding experience for you and the child. You’re both having a good time and learning.
Help Your Child Enjoy Learning
If you want to know how to encourage learning in your child, we hope these provide you with some ideas. It’s important to foster a love of learning early that they carry with them for the rest of their lives.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.