5 LEARNING SUPPORT YOUR CHILD NEEDS
Kids are naturally curious and excited to know more about how the world works. So it’s a good sign that your child keeps on asking questions, even though “Why?” can sometimes be annoying.
While you want to do anything worldly possible to make your little learner love learning, their natural curiosity is already enough. Aside from doing your best to answer their nonstop inquiries on almost all things, with the right words and encouragement, you can make a big change to your developing kindergartner.
Future Generation Early Learning Center shares these tips to provide your growing learner his appropriate support at the most appropriate times:
- Encourage him to keep trying.You’re listening to your son trying to read a bedtime story, but he suddenly stops and stutters trying to pronounce a new word. Point him to the positive by teaching or encouraging him:
DON’T:“You can’t read that? That’s an easy word!”
DO: “Wow! You’ve read far enough. That word is (insert word). Try to repeat after me.”
- Give clearer, more accurate ideas.Your daughter is having a hard time reading a book. She becomes tired in trying to understand what a word means and wants to quit reading.
DON’T: “I know it’s hard, but you have to continue reading. It’s homework from school.”
DO: “I understand that reading a book can be hard. We sometimes don’t know all the words. But we’ll try to read it together. Which words don’t you understand?”
- Allow them to ask.A curious child’s questions can sometimes caught us off guard, not knowing the right answer. We don’t want to feed them with wrong information:
DON’T: “I don’t know. Stop asking me! Ask another person instead.”
DO: “That’s a nice question! Though I’m not really sure with the answer, we’ll just look it up on Google instead.” (Yup, Google is every parent’s best friend too!)
- Take your child into your world.Children see adults as an inspiration and role models. They are curious about the many things an adult delves in. They want to know what you think as they sense the world. If he asks, “Mom, what are you watching?”
DON’T: “Don’t ask. You won’t even understand it.”
DO: “Oh, it’s about how people are coping up with a calamity.” (Give him an overview of the film. But if he tries to ask specific questions, tell him more details.)
- Make learning as the reward.To a little learner, every opportunity to learn is pleasurable. You don’t really need to sell learning over a cookie. For instance, reading a book is already exciting for these kids. If you’re trying to read with your child:
DON’T: “I’ll treat you to McDonald’s if you’ll let me read this book to you.”
DO: “Shall we read this book together? I bet you’ll like it because it’s all about princesses. We can read another fairytale if you’ll like this one.”
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