Going back to school is something that many children dislike. Although they might have friends to go back to and catch up with, the idea of extra learning and homework might make them not want to go.
However, there are smart ways to encourage your children to like school a bit more. It might not be easy, but with these practices, you will soon notice your child enjoying school more.
Allow them to join in on school trips
Every child will feel a huge loss when they cannot attend a school trip with their friends. As well as school trips being educational, they are a way for children to have fun with their friends and build their self-confidence. Hence, if they miss out then they might not get out of school what their friends do.
Encouraging your child to attend school residential trips will allow them to build their self-confidence. Experiencing new places and surroundings will help them have the courage to try new things in the future. They will not be afraid to visit a new place or try a new activity with more experience under their belts.
Use visual ways to learn
Most children will be more engaged with visual ways of learning. The multimedia formats that involve photos, videos, and sounds are often those that captivate their attention and encourage them to stay focused.
Hence, using visual ways to learn is a great way to encourage your child to love learning, as visual media is a lot more engaging than writing activities. Even if their school doesn’t provide many visual media practices, you can do so at home and at least make them more engaged for some part of their educational practice.
Use games when doing homework
Another great way to engage and educate your child is to use games. Again, the school might not always provide this as games might not be a part of the school curriculum. However, you can provide the fun at home.
If your child is reluctant to complete their homework, then you will likely be able to encourage them if you involve a game. It will make the task feel a lot more fun and once they experience the fun, they will be encouraged to complete homework tasks more.
Support them when something has happened
Whether your child has missed the chance to be the star in the school play or not achieved their ideal grade, it is always important to support them. Sometimes teachers can be a little dismissive of children’s emotions, which is usually done to them having a lot to deal with. Plus, they cannot provide personal attention to each student.
Therefore, it is important that you are always there for them. If your child has someone to talk to and seek support from, then they can find solutions to their concerns and feel more comfortable and content with attending school.
Always ask them how their day went and if they have anything that they want to share (good or bad). It is good practice to encourage them to seek support, which will encourage them to enjoy school and avoid future issues.
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