There are many factors that add up to our child’s education and how it is delivered. School is not the only place for learning and ensuring that the home environment is a comfortable and stimulating area of learning is vital. As parents there are many things that we can do with our children from a very young age to ensure they have the best education and that it is delivered the way it should be. We have put together just a few ideas that will help make sure that your child receives the education that they deserve. Whether they are a budding Little Harvard student, interested in the creative arts or of a mathematical nature there are plenty of things that you can do to help, take a look!
Show interest in your child’s schoolwork and it will pay off. Do not limit the amount of time that you are able to dedicate to your child’s work and extend your support to his/ her teacher too. Keep in contact with their teacher by phone or email so that there is an open relationship to discuss any issues that may arise. This will ensure that both parent and teacher feel comfortable to discuss anything to do with the child’s education.
Study/ Homework Space
School environments are purposely built to ensure that each child has a suitable work space that is ideal for learning. They are made up of plenty of light, a comfortable desk and chair, lots of supplies and space. A similar environment should exist at home where your child can sit down in the evenings to do their homework. This makes things a lot easier for the child to complete assignments and it is the perfect place that you can help out with their work too. Make sure their desk is well equipped with necessary school supplies and a desk lamp for the ideal study space.
Healthy eating habits are vital for children of a young age. Childhood obesity is at an epidemic level and it’s time we do something to prevent it. Eating a healthy breakfast each morning is vital, encourage daily exercise and limit the amount of time spent watching television and playing with games consoles. It is very important that your child has a regular sleeping pattern also, choose a bedtime that suits your child making sure that they get plenty of sleep and stick to it on a daily basis.
Encourage and Succeed
One of the best and most effective ways to prepare our children for success in school in by showing optimism in their work and encouraging them to do well. Success starts at home and by giving your children a sense of ability, they are more likely to achieve goals and progress well in school. By making the expectation clear at home and promoting learning your child will be the best student that they can be.