As a parent, you may be struggling to get your child more interested in learning. Perhaps your child LOVES learning and you just want to keep the fire burning.
Whether your school system and teachers are the best in the world, or you feel they could use a little help, there is a real reason to work with your child outside the classroom to encourage and participate in their learning.
The way your child perceives learning is largely dependent on you and on how you look at the learning process.
Learning should take place inside AND outside the classroom and it should stimulate and interest your child.
If you child sees her education as a punishment, or as something tedious and boring, she is unlikely to retain her natural curiosity as she ages.
Moreover, she will certainly NOT LOOK for ways to expand her knowledge.
Yet the idea of a ‘world of knowledge’ is one we would all like to pass along to our children.
So, how do you stimulate your child’s interest in learning? How do you make them hungry to know everything they can know about their world and how things work?
It really is not so difficult, but it does require a shift in your approach to education, and a desire to find new and interesting ways for your child to learn.
Every day, in the world around you, there are opportunities for your child to learn, and you can share these with your son or daughter.
YOU MAY EVEN LEARN SOMETHING in the process!
In this book, we will suggest some online games and learning tools.
We will also recommend events and places you can consider to take your child’s education out into the world and expand it beyond the classroom.
After you review these ideas, we hope you will be inspired to find your own creative and novel learning ideas.
If you listen to the television or radio, and read newspapers, magazines and billboards with an eye toward knowledge, you will find many wonderful experiences and opportunities to share with your child.
Not only does this build a bond between you, but YOUR excitement about learning is also contagious.
This love of learning establishes positive habits for your child and encourages a perspective and way of thinking about the world and your child will carry this with them for the rest of their lives.
There is no greater gift to give your child than a love of learning, and a healthy curiosity about the world around them!
We will give you some suggestions that are age-appropriate for your child, but you should keep in mind that some children may be more advanced, or may take more time to advance.
So, as you read these recommendations, be certain you look at the activities to determine whether they are well suited for YOUR child, no matter what age.