Parents are the first teacher of every child. They teach them to walk, to speak, to play and every such basic activity that is important for life. Even before their school admissions parents make them well prepared so that they can clear the test. But after your child went to school and spent all day learning there, did you stop teaching them? You did not take a break, right? You are still teaching them!
Although your child spends more than half of the time at home, you can still give some time to participate in the journey of learning and I assure you that you will have fun together.
Let’s talk about few tips that you can follow for getting more involved in your child’s education:-
1. Read with your child
As kids of primary classes enjoy reading the stories and they love listening to it. So, you can play a game of reading where you and your child would play the characters who are there in the story by reading dialogues of the characters respectively. Also, you can teach him/her to take small breaks after full stop (.) and much smaller breaks after a comma (,). This way your child will learn basic rules of reading as well as enjoy the story at the same time.
2. Fun with Education
Education involves a lot of theory that can be boring for your kid and you too. Teaching your kid doesn’t mean only teaching him his textbooks rather it means your involvement and engagement with your kid. Always try to add some fun activities while teaching. Science experiments for clearing scientific concepts, STEM activities for clearing mathematical concepts, flash cards for improving memory, Scrap books for image representation. With these activities, you can teach your child in a way that they won’t get bored but rather enjoy it.
3. Doubt clearing Session
When the world is fighting the pandemic, students face a lot of confusion regarding their syllabus. And, they are unable to ask any doubts in their online classes because of hesitation or because of the lack of face to face communication. In this case, What you can do is to clear their doubts through experiments or you can also watch videos together. This will help your kid to clear the concept.
4. Ask them about the day
A child goes to take classes and then comes back and again takes tuitions, does homework and self study and then again this cycle continues the next day. Put yourself in their shoes and imagine. It is tough! So talk to them after they come back from school. Ask them how’s the day? Did your favourite teacher come today to take the classes? How was your lunch break? These questions show that you care about all the aspects of his/her education.
You can give your kid a planner or diary so that they can share daily learnings with you. They learn something new every day, you should also let them know what you learned today. Sharing your learning with each other will make your kid confident about what she/he learnt today. Following these tips will make you get involved more in your child’s most important journey i.e education.