Your child’s education is so important as you may well know. But sometimes they forget how much of an impact their education is going to have on their future. Right from the very beginning most children just see it as a bit of fun, somewhere where they can see their friends and play. So we’re here to try and help you nurture your child’s education with seventeen easy steps. Have a read on to find out more
Early Learning- This is something children of all ages could benefit from. The sooner they’re in the education system, the better off their future is going to be. Early learning centers promote a safe and educational environment suitable for any child. It gives them a chance to learn vital social skills, as well as begin basic education that will put them ahead of other children who might not start until school.
Homework Help– Nurturing them from home is the first thing you should be doing. As soon as you know they have homework, make it your mission to sit with them and help them through it, they’ll only suffer in silence if you don’t.
Play Dates– This is more for younger children, but play dates are an excellent way for your child to build vital social skills that they are going to need as their life progresses.
A Tutor– With older children this one is going to be more beneficial. Sometimes there is just nothing you can do to help them through as you just don’t know yourself what it is they have to do. A tutor will have expert knowledge in the subject they might be struggling with.
Problem Areas- Focusing on their problem areas should always be your main focus, especially if it is a core subject such as Maths or English. They’ll obviously want to put the most of their effort into their best subjects, but try and persuade them differently.
Technology- Children are now growing up with technology far more advanced than we would have had through schooling. Use it to your advantage with education videos or games that will engage them more than reading or writing would.
Rules- Having rules about when things such as homework and revision should be done may be a good idea. You could use the rule of no phone until homework is done, it’ll work a treat.
Rewards- This gives them something to work towards, an incentive if you like. It could be something like pocket money, a day out etc. Anything that will spur you on is what you should use.
Fun- If something is boring, they’re going to have the attention span of a brick wall. Try and spice it up a little with games, or using things such as technology that we’ve already spoken about.
Days Out- We don’t mean a day out in the park playing on the swings. We mean a good educational day out that is going to inspire them. It could be to a museum, space center, aquarium. Anything that is going to get their brains engaged.
Teacher Advice- Talking to their teacher about advice with regards to their learning could be the key to nurturing their education. They know exactly what it is they should be learning, and they’ll often have the best teaching style for your child.
Less Pressure- The last thing you should be doing is pressuring your child with their education. An overbearing parent can often be the reason why so many children go down the wrong paths. Keep everything as relaxed as possible.
Educate Yourself- You can’t help with their education if you don’t educate yourself. Take the time to find out what they should be learning and see if you can understand it yourself.
Sports Teams– This is again, a great way to nurture their social education whilst giving them an outlet away from normal education. It helps them to develop a passion for something as well.
Additional Equipment– Make sure you have all the right things at home such as textbooks that can help to accelerate their learning. The more outside knowledge they have the better.
Talk About Jobs– This is one that is more tailored for those of you with older children. Get them excited for their future outside of education. It’ll in turn help them to understand the importance of the education they’re getting at the minute.
Sibling Help- A sibling bond is unbreakable, and sometimes they’re the people you need to turn to if the option is there. Older siblings have been through it all, and can often sympathise with younger siblings.
So there you go, 17 easy ways that you can nurture your child’s education to give them the best start in their future life that you possibly can.