How to encourage your child to love learning: 5 simple ways

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Most people want their children to love learning and reading. They want their child to be better educated but do you know how to encourage that love of learning. Here are 5 steps on how to do that.

Firstly, remember to talk with your child about every day life. You can talk to them about the things you read and hear and about the things that you find interesting. Ask them what do the thing about a certain issue. By asking them to express their opinions and thoughts, you are actually teaching them to articulate their thoughts properly. Research has shown that children who do this have larger vocabularies and are better readers.

Secondly, you have to be a good role model. You need to set a good example for your children. You can’t expect them to love reading, if you yourself don’t like reading. So you could start when they are young, read to them before they go to sleep at night. As they get older, you could establish a reading hour before they sleep. Furthermore you could also organise weekly trips to the library. Introduce to them the books of your childhood from your favourite authors.

Thirdly, you could introduce thinking games to your children too. How about setting a game night in your family? Set a day where the whole family gets together and play games. Teach them games that require thinking like chess or scrabble. Don’t place so much emphasis on winning but compliment them on moves that have been well thought out,

Fourthly, you could also inculcate a hobby in your children. If you are interested in a certain hobby like the study of insects or the study of music, you could show your child your hobby. If they show interest in your hobby, then that’s good news for you. However if they don’t, don’t force them to like your hobby. Instead encourage them to pursue hobbies of their own. If they seem interested in a musical instrument, you can encourage their hobby further by signing them up for music classes and supporting their interest.

Lastly, remember that you are the very best example there is for your children. So if you want them to love learning, you got to start doing it yourself too. So change yourself today and start loving learning too!

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