Part of your job as a parent is to get your kids started on a lifelong love of learning that will carry them through school and beyond. If you aren’t quite sure how to do this, read on for some tips and tricks to help your kids love learning.
Hook Kids Young
It is literally never too early to hook your kids on learning. You can get started when they are newborns by reading and singing to them and then work up into simple games, counting, colors and letters as they get a little older. Even if they don’t seem to be paying attention, you’ll be amazed by how much they absorb, and you’ll be setting good habits.
Read, Read, Read
Reading is central to all learning, so help your kids love it by reading to them all the time. Combine stories they love with new tales that will help them encounter new ideas. Let them discover the comfort of sitting in your lap with a good book, and also let them see you reading so that they can learn from your example.
Make Learning Fun
As much as possible, turn learning into a game, especially when your kids are still very young. There are endless opportunities available to turn playtime into learning time. Try some board games, easy arts and crafts projects, puzzles and role playing. Your kids will be having so much fun that they won’t even notice they’re learning, but they will be eager for more.
Use the Best Materials
Finally, make sure you’re using the best educational materials, ones that are high quality and match your family’s values. But don’t be afraid to branch out a bit and try something new, like holistic learning materials for language acquisition or alternate ways of teaching mathematics. Try some interesting science experiments, too, and even introduce your kids to a foreign language early on.
Your kids are about to embark on the marvelous adventure of learning, so help them love it.