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Learning should be a fun experience for all people, so children should look to find the benefits to their education and how they can develop their skills. However it would be difficult to find all benefits to studying, especially when schools can have rigid ways of working sometimes. If your child is struggling in school, they may need to feel that motivation to learn and enjoy it.
In this guide from a prep school in North London, we explore ways to keep your child motivated in the world of education.
Provide your child with plenty of exciting ways to spend their time
A lot of learning is picked up naturally through the activities they do and the games they play. If your child is having a series of lessons that are heavy on picking up that book, they may benefit from a different kind of learning instead. Games are always a great shout for kids to boost their imagination and and it can make them feel competitive and more engaged. Give your child something to look forward to in the games they pick up and see what makes them feel the most excited.
Take your child on educational learning trips
Trips to the zoo, a theme park or an educational centre or museum will show your child just how interesting the world of learning can be. Make the experience of learning really insightful by taking them away from their usual surroundings and bringing them out of their comfort zone. Make them feel like they gained something new from their trip out and ask them to reflect on what they learnt that day so that they’re learning to remember what they picked up.
Have a chat with your child’s teachers
If there’s anything worth pursuing, it’s ensuring your child is on the right track with their studies. Have an open conversation with your child’s teacher and see if they can give you some guidance on what they’ve noticed in the classroom. The reason they may feel unmotivated in class is because they have a very particular learning style. This can be easily managed both at home and back in the classroom if it’s identified and worked on together.
Make conscious steps together
The biggest way to see change over time is by giving your child small things to work on each week. Have open conversations with your child each day to gauge where they’re at, and set goals together on how they can take on their learning requirements. Having it more on your child’s terms will make them feel more motivated to pick up more knowledge when they head back to the classroom.