Most successful students weren’t born good learners. Their personality highly influences a child’s willingness, ability to learn, and general temperament towards education. All children have to start somewhere in order to become good learners. The right motivation is required for children who have the necessary aptitude for them to learn better.
The worst mistake made by both parents and teachers is limiting a child’s learning abilities to a classroom alone. This affects most children’s ability to become good learners. It’s great to explore outside the classroom, even though classrooms are the main source of social and academic growth. If you’re concerned about your child’s learning ability or you simply want to improve it, the following proven ways that will motivate your kid to want to learn.
Develop a learning-friendly atmosphere:
Many people insist that reading is essential and that it’s the key to having a successful life. A child being able to learn successfully doesn’t depend fully on their reading abilities. However, a minimum reading capability is vital when it comes to learning. Most kids who don’t struggle much with reading have a lot of interest in education. On the other hand, the children who can’t read have self-esteem issues, and therefore learning isn’t easy for them, and they end up hating it. Reading plays an important role, including training the brain to learn new concepts and get used to formal communication. It also helps with improving the vocabulary children use. Children’s skills in reading are used in several ways, not just in language and art classes. If your child has good reading skills, they’ll find it easier to learn other subjects like science and mathematics.
You can help your child improve their reading skills and make them love doing it by surrounding them with reading. Read to your child frequently, ask him to read aloud to you, and regularly have family reading time that’s at least 20 minutes long to encourage them. Fill your house with reading material such as magazines, novels, newspapers, etc. This shows them how important learning how to read is, and they will be more inclined to develop a genuine interest in it.
Initiate and encourage a variety of learning styles:
The more you train your child in learning, the faster you’ll realize where their interest lies. Different kids have different styles and preferences that they find easier to learn with. There are two types of children, those who prefer to learn through different learning styles and those who prefer a particular learning style such as visual or audio. All of the different approaches are okay. As a parent, you should discover what approach and style your child prefers when it comes to learning. Try a variety of quality learning techniques, and observe what your child seems to be more interested in.
There are seven main learning styles: logical (involves mathematics), solitary, visual (similar to what Pentrex offers), physical, verbal, and social. Some children pick up ideas faster when they’re watching. This means their learning style is mainly visual. Auditory learners, on the other hand, learn better through listening to instructions. For young children who have yet to start school, try all different methods with them until you see what they like as they continue growing. Don’t forget to share your enthusiasm for learning with them. It will rub off on them. When your child observes that you have a great interest in learning, or even if you’re a teacher and your students see this, they’ll become learning enthusiasts as well.
Encourage communication that’s easier and more open:
It’s always easier dealing with situations when you are well informed. You can’t be able to know your child’s or student’s weakness in learning if you don’t communicate with them. Please encourage them always to share their feelings about how well or bad their learning experience is going. When you create a healthy and open atmosphere, they feel less judged, and therefore they’ll openly discuss what they like and what they don’t like, without hesitation. Always validate your children/child’s feelings even if it’s not something with which you disagree. When they feel like their opinion isn’t being considered, they’ll not do so well with learning. Make them feel their opinion always matters.