All parents want to support their child’s learning journey, whether it’s help with homework or remote learning. To help your child make progress today, check out these five ideas.
1. Ask their teachers for feedback
If you’d like to support your child’s educational journey, it’s a good idea to ask their teachers for feedback. Get information about your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and use these to support them at home. When you’re helping your child with their difficult subjects, ensure that you provide them with lots of praise. Encouragement is a great way to facilitate progress.
2. Use educational apps
There are many digital learning tools that you can use to help your child learn from home. Here are a few options to make a start:
– DragonBox Algebra 5+
This is the perfect app to teach children about math and algebra. Using this application, kids as young as five can start learning the basics. The app covers topics such as division, multiplication and addition.
– Kids Academy Talented & Gifted
The Kid’s Academy tool is an AI program which includes adaptive tech, games, and puzzles and songs. It’s suitable for preschool age to 10-year-olds, covering topics from arts and science to maths and reading.
During the pandemic, many children experienced learning loss, because they had trouble engaging with long-distance learning. To help your children to continue to progress, check out 5 ways to prevent K-12 learning loss.
3. Encourage extracurricular activities
If you’re keen to support your child’s learning journey, you can help them find hobbies that they enjoy. Extracurricular activities are a great way to learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends. Whether it’s art, sports, dance or painting, hobbies are a great way to support your child’s learning journey.
4. Promote a love of reading
Literacy is such an important part of the curriculum, plus reading can help to improve children’s mental health. Research from the Reading Agency discovered that, ‘ reading for pleasure is more mental for children’s cognitive development than their parents’ level of education and is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background.’ There are plenty of ways that you can promote a love of reading for your children:
- Take them on trips to the library and help them find books they like.
- Read to them regularly and encourage them to read to you.
- Help them to engage with storytelling games and to write their own stories.
5. Educational days out
Learning doesn’t just have to occur in school, taking your children on educational days out is a great way to support their learning journey. Look up children’s museums or art exhibitions in your local area, involve your children in the decisions and help them to choose the events they like the look of.
Supporting your child’s educational journey is an ongoing process. It can be helpful to monitor their progress over time. From educational days out to learning based apps, there are so many ways to help your child on their learning journey.
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