Bonjour lecteurs! Over the last few days, I have shared a couple of blog posts with some idées to support your children with their education and les réponses have been simply amazing! I am always very keen to share my experience, not only as a maman but also as an ex-teacher. Since then, I have had a couple of questions so I thought I would write another post. Here are for you 7 Ways for Parents to Support Their Kids’ Studies. I hope it helps and as always, if you have any questions, I am only an email or a DM on Instagram away!
Encourage Them to Read
Helping your child succeed in school starts in the early days. From a very young age, initiate a love for reading. Read stories every day to your children.
It’s a key skill that will support them in their entire education and there are so many free resources online like Bitesize.
Have books available in your home in each room so that they can pick up a story anytime they fancy. Make it part of your daily routine.
I regularly get some new books either in charity shops or we also love going to the library.
Encourage your children to read all genres of books as early as possible. From comic strips to short stories and magazines like Okido or National Geographic Kids, we have a wide range of books and we love it. It will also develop their writing skills, so no need to use AI-powered writing resources when they are older. But mind you, following his edubirdie review, I understand why it’s so populaire, especially with such a good edubirdie price!
Routines In The House
However, we have some routines in the house. Par exemple. he has limited time on his tablet. We also have quiet time where Stanley would read, colour, or do some crafts.
It’s important for children to have a variété of learning resources so they don’t get bored.
But equally, the good old resources like writing lines or reading in silence go a long way!
Make it Fun
I said it many times and I will keep saying it. Learning through fun is the best.
From a very young age, I used lots of resources and made it fun for Stanley to learn.
He loved going to Bright Horizons Nursery with learning through play techniques.
And now that he is 7, we always find new many ways to learn.
It does not have to be académique and boring. Be on hand, and make it lively and fun, especially at younger ages.
Learn Outside The Classroom!
Turn it into an adventure and it will not even feel like learning!
To support your children’s studies, simple things like going to the park and getting fresh air are very important.
We love going for long walks, we are very lucky to live in Kent and it is absolutely beautiful. En plus, you can learn so much outdoors too.
Par exemple, we went on a bushcraft course last year and it was so cool!
Take Some Breaks
Like anything else in life, it is all about balance.
Personnellement, I like doing extra learning at school with my son as often as possible. But equally, after a long day of learning at school, I understand that he also needs a break.
So we go to the park, do some crafts or play. Children need a rest too. We do a couple of clubs, but I would never be too pushy and get him to do something every single day.
Liaise With Their Teacher
As far as your children’s education goes, I am a strong believer that teachers should not be the only ones in charge. If anything, homeschooling probably showed many parents how difficile it could be to educate children.
That is why parents need to work hand in hand with their kids’ teachers.
Some simple things like reading the newsletters and attending parents’ evenings will have a huge impact on your children’s succés at school.
You are aware of what is going on and if any doubts or questions, you can always get in touch with their teachers.
Do you want to be more involved? You could also join your child’s school Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
Praise & Encourage Them
Last but not least, acknowledge your children’s success so that you can motivate them further.
Children love being recognised when they do good things and it’s up to you how you do it. You can implement a reward system.
No need to spend a lot of money on incentives! Think about what your children are into. Mine would love an extra half an hour on Minecraft or a cheeky brioche if he has a really good day at school.
Sometimes, even a sticker can go a long way for little ones! And for teens, a little bit extra pocket money or some cinema tickets or extra credit to spend on music downloads could do the trick!
Are they still struggling with a subject? See how you can support them directly and if it’s above your level, it’s worth investigating into tutoring. The investment will always be worth it, especially when they gain confidence!
Personnellement, I can still cope with Stanley’s level right now, but he still loves going to Barracudas Activity Camps over half-term. It takes some pressure off me during the holidays and he loves discovering new activités there!
Et voilà my 7 Ways for Parents to Support Their Kids’ Studies!
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