As parents, we want our children to do great in school and in everything they do. However, sometimes our children don’t necessarily get the full effects of education at school. That’s why parents should take it upon themselves to bring the educational experience home without overwhelming them. This can be a difficult process, but we have some tips and tricks that will help your children excel in school!
Create a Daily Routine
First and foremost, children need a daily routine. This is great for development, emotional support, and just to have a good schedule going for the kids and parents. Routines are important for children because it gives them a sense of safety and it makes times that usually upset kids, like bedtime, more well-known and understood. Having a calendar or schedule that they can see and refer to, such as an online calendar, would be great for a steady schedule. When making this calendar for them, set aside about an hour after school for helping them with schoolwork and reading. It’s also important for them to have some playtime, but having a designated time for schoolwork and reading would help them excel.
Become More Involved With the School
Another essential, but not commonly known, way to support your kid with school is to become involved with the school. This can be difficult for parents who have busy schedules or never had parents involved, but if you are more involved with the school
your children will see it as you are dedicated to their education or interested in their education. You can do this by volunteering for field trips, being a class helper, attending school plays, or even working as an assistant at the library. These might be a little different due to the current pandemic, but if you see a way to be involved you should try to take it! If there are none currently, then even just taking time out of the day to talk about school or the expectations from school can make a strong impression on your child.
You might notice your child struggling a little bit with a concept or sight word. This is the perfect opportunity to get creative. Children do great with hands-on activities, which can be found all over the internet. Whether it’s using legos as ways to spell sight words or doing math equations in the sand, use some creative problem-solving skills to find a craft that will get your child excited to learn. It would also be a great idea to get your child interested in reading. Reading is an important skill that sometimes can take a little bit more effort than others. Children do great with books that excite or interest them, so if you are able to take them to the library to let them pick a few books that they want to read.
Prepare Them the Best You Can
Lastly, but maybe most importantly, send them to school ready to learn. This may seem overly obvious, but how they go to school will affect their ability to learn greatly. Compare it to how you’d feel on the way to your job. If you work at 8 A.M., but woke up at 7:30 and didn’t get to eat, you’d probably have a pretty miserable day. However, if you woke up at 6, ate breakfast, and had some time to wake up and start your day, then you’d probably have a really productive day at work. Children need this type of morning every day for a good schedule and school day. It’s also important to remember most school-age children need at least 10 hours of sleep. Sometimes hectic schedules can get in the way of children’s sleep schedule, which is another reason why the scheduling part is so important for children.
Our children’s education is very important to us, because it not only will affect their education in the future, but also how they manage their time, how they take care of themselves, and how they organize everything. It’s an essential time to teach them, as young as they may be, how to develop and excel in these skills and at school. Luckily, many parents like you are looking to learn and teach their children in a more effective way. With these tricks and tips, your child will be on the path to success.