Every parent wants their kids to do well in school, and with different level of learning capabilities, that task does not only lie to the teacher but also needs a great help from the parents. The responsibility for ensuring good quality education is not only for the institution that you enrolled your child. In this article, we shall discuss some ways that a parent could help in ensuring their child receives the best education.
Ask your children about the subjects or lessons they are struggling and help them overcome it
Just the act of asking your child about their studies is enough to let them know that you are showing concern, but as said, action speaks louder than words, you still need to act upon it. There are some children however that does not want their parents interfering so much because they like the challenge of learning, there, however, those that really need help, maybe you could help and teach a lesson. However if the problem seems to persist, you could go to the school and ask if there are some tutors available to help your child, or you could hire a private tutor to help your child with his or her difficulty.
Try to encourage your child to read more
One of the persisting habits of a successful student is that they tend to read more, not just educational materials but also for pleasure. There are many simple ways that you could help you kind develop a love for reading, like taking them to libraries and getting them their own library cards, buying a wide selection of books for the children, or many giving them a very interesting book with beautiful decoration as Christmas gifts. You could also try to have a monthly subscription to magazines and newspapers.
Have quiet study hours in your home
This is most especially important when you have younger children in your house as they might become very noisy while their older sibling is either studying or doing their school work. To solve this problem, try to take you little children out to play, or have them do something that will preoccupy them. Studying is best done without crying and shouting in the background.
Talk to their teachers
Tracking their school performance is extremely crucial as this will be what will reflect on their grades. You could also use some educational platforms such as Saps ibu bapa to see the progress your child is doing at school. Also remember not to miss any parent-teachers meeting, and become proactive in talking to the teacher about the child’s participation. They could also help you in pinpointing weak areas that the child needs to work with, or informs you of extracurricular activities that your child might enjoy in the future.
Watch Documentaries with your children
As we are now in the digital, most of our children are visual learners, so why not take advantage of that and teach them through documentaries, there various of documentary platforms now available online, or in youtube. You could watch with your child and help them digest all the information being given in the documentary. This would be an easy way to supplement knowledge that they have learned in school making it a lasting information.