Children spend most of their day at school during the week but sometimes it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. With so much for them to learn—at any age—how do you support their education at home?
If you properly support them at home with what they are learning at school, it can help the information sink in and can lead to them doing much better even years down the line. Here are some easy ways that you can do this.
- Teaching with tech
Technology has brought the world so much. It’s likely that much of your daily routine and life experiences wouldn’t be possible without tech. From watching entertainment to doing your job, devices have truly become a part of the world.
Technology can also help with children’s education. When you think about it, devices such as educational tablets can truly add another element to their learning. Some children are very visual learners, so seeing videos and playing games that are involved with what they are currently studying can truly help.
Many parents often try to limit the access children have to technology. This is understandable, as there are some concerns with this. However, with the right device and the right supervision, it can be a real boost to their education.
Learning from a classroom can only get you so far; there is only so much that you can pick up from a book; and using your imagination can only take you so far. Many schools understand this, and that’s the reason they arrange school field trips that take them to locations related to whatever they are learning about.
If you are thinking of taking your children to destinations like these outside of school, this can be a real benefit to them. From museum trips to maybe even taking them to another country, it can help them understand what they are learning and solidify information in their minds.
- Learning through conversation
The learning environment provided by a school is very effective, but can be quite tiring. When children get home from school, they certainly won’t want to recreate this environment at home.
Parents often underestimate the power of just simple conversation when it comes to their children’s education. Simply asking them about what they’ve learnt that day can help them remember it just through the act of repeating it.
As an adult, you’ve likely experienced this. If you’ve explained or taught a concept or idea to someone else, it helps you remember it. Conversations also generate a lot of natural learning as you can share knowledge with your children and learning isn’t limited to adult conversation.
Just chatting with your children can be all they need after a long day at school.
It’s so normal to want your child to do better at school, but it’s hard to know how to help. Implementing these educational aids into their life can truly make a difference.