No doubt that every parent wants their kids to love to learn. But sometimes getting your kids want to learn is a hard task for you. Kids prefer to play video games, watch TV or playing their favorite activity over studying. But there should be balance between them all. If you want to know how to motivate your kids to learn by interesting and effective ways, read out!
1. Reading is a very important way to get a student excited about learning. Books are a great source of information in different fields, so every time your child will read a book he will get new information and at the same time he will be more excited to learn more and more. You should start with yourself. You need to read on your own to set a good example for your child. Also, fill your home with printed materials, novels, newspapers, and books. Another good idea is to establish a family reading time when everyone reads her own book. Take a time to read your kids a bedtime story or have them read one to you. Such ideas will make your kids love reading and a good reader will be more willing to learn.
2. Know what your child preferences are. Knowing what are the topics that your child likes and wants to know more about, will make your task easier. If your children are interested to know about a specific topic or things, they are going to be a lot more excited about learning and the educational process goes a lot smoother.
3. Give them a reward when they achieve anything even if it is simple or small. For example, if they complete reading a book, you can buy them something they love. Answering a math problem calls for an extra piece of candy. Candy, fun activities, extra video game time, extra playtime or a chance to stay up a little later are all good rewards for stubborn kids. By doing this you will offer positive reinforcement that will inspire them to keep learning and challenging themselves.
4. Aside from what your child is learning at school, learning him something new is always exciting. Teach your child how to bake cookies. Baking involves math and fractions, so your child can be learning a little math, too. Or help them learn how to ride a skateboard. Learning new and different skills can increase a student’s desire to learn more.