By Namrata Pareek
“The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!” –Louise Hart
We live in a time of transformation. Children of today are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. They are good learners.
Every parent aspires to prioritize their child’s needs before all other obligations. A better educational system designed with a lot of love and attention is every parent’s aspiration.
Being a teacher at one of the top schools in Gurgaon, I’d like to offer some guidance to parents so they may support their children at home.
- Establish a Daily Routine
To focus on better and structured learning, we as parents need to first look into their children’s daily routines. They should include fun factors along with a daily hygiene routine. Plan age-appropriate learning activities not more than 20-30 minutes with a mix of academic and physical activities to keep children attentive.
- Create a Learning Space
Each child searches for a private space at home. Your child’s learning environment requires a tiny desk, a learning tool, a few books, and stationery. Use cardboard pieces or curtains to partition it, and let your youngster design it on their own. The daily schedule and their artwork can also be taped to the wall or desk.
- Encourage reading
Encouraging your child to read can help improve vocabulary, comprehension skills, and overall academic performance. Consider reading with the child, and provide age-appropriate books and reading materials.
- Use technology to your advantage
With so many educational apps and online resources available, technology can be an excellent tool to support your child’s learning at home. Consider downloading educational apps, watching educational videos, or using online learning resources to supplement your education.
- Encourage curiosity
Encourage your child’s natural curiosity by exposing the child to a wide range of subjects and activities. Take the child on field trips, encourage the child to ask questions, and support interests and hobbies.
- Make learning fun
Learning should be engaging and enjoyable for your child. Incorporate games, hands-on activities, and experiments into education to make it more fun and exciting.
- Reward Banks With Realistic Objectives
Have age-appropriate conversations with your child about goals. It might be challenging to explain to a child the value of education. Moreover, kids have limited attention spans and have trouble staying still for extended periods. Setting achievable goals and offering rewards will help you get through this. Lots of compliments and star banks can be much better rewards for your youngster.
- Exercising to lower stress
Regular exercise helps release stored-up energy and reduces the child’s stress levels.
- Provide suitable emotional support
You can be a better parent to your child by listening to and respecting the child’s feelings. An instructive approach can annoy the child and has the opposite impact. If children feel pressured and cut off, they typically refuse to learn.
Share with children that you are paying attention and that you are aware of their struggles. Most of the time, what children need is someone to comfort them and acknowledge their feelings. You can also tell them stories about comparable events in your own life to reassure them that they aren’t alone.
The top Gurgaon schools believe in a strong partnership with parents. At Vega Schools’, we strive to build this partnership.