I don’t want my child to just get any old education but an excellent early learning childhood experience.
One that will not only allow them the possibility to exceed expectations but also to excel in various areas of their life.
This is a shared concern amongst many parents including newly expecting couples and couples who are in the family planning stages.
And whether it is acknowledged by our educational institutions, early learning opportunities can be found all around and not just in the form of textbooks.
But never forget about the textbooks because they are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ways to assist children in their early learning.
However, because children learn at their own pace and learn in various different ways, it is important that no matter how busy your week may get that a certain amount of time be set aside just for education.
Though at times, teachers may not assign homework and here is why. It can help children
and parents to become more involved
become more independent and responsible
reinforce what they have learned in school
Show a consistent interest in education and what your children learn in and outside of their school world especially so in the beginning. If you never show an interest, why should your child?
It would be like being back in school and saying to your parents, why should I have to learn or study chemistry or algebra; it will never be used in the real world. Well, maybe or maybe not!
But you can be assured that the majority of subjects will play a vital role in their achievements in life and early learning in the first five years is critical.
And hello, just because you did not like your chemistry classes, who says they will? And who says you can’t find a tutor for the subjects that make you cringe?
Even the kids entering pre-k are being moved from the more traditional studies to learning how to incorporate more research and reference materials such as that of computers, libraries, interviews etc.
So, why not help your children succeed? Here are some ways to help your children understand that education is important to you and should be to them! Show them how education relates to the real world.
allowances can relate to wages and living
numbers can relate to prices and streets
dress up can relate to the occupations
language can relate to comprehension
While these may not be the best examples and are more age appropriate, this should get your brain wheels in motion. Let your child know that you will help but not do their work.
This one is a challenge for all of us and children love trying to pull the wool over our eyes. Also remember, that it is important that during the early learning stages to have a positive attitude around your child. For example, if your child says, I can’t, then you reaffirm that yes, he or she can.