How’s your child coping in the new school year?
As parents, one of our top priorities is to ensure that our children get quality education. The first step would be to help them enjoy learning and turn the ‘dreaded school day’ into something your kids look forward to.
Here are 5 ideas to set your little ones off in the right direction for the school year.
Challenge your kids in managing money when shopping for school supplies
When shopping for school supplies, don’t follow your children around the store. Instead, give them a small sum of money to buy what they deem fit, so they get to make their own choices and enjoy the freedom to buy their own supplies. This helps them cultivate a sense of responsibility and to differentiate their needs from wants. You’ll be surprised how appreciative they are of this gesture.
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A family that learns together, sticks together
Why be a hands-off parent? Learning should be a fun affair, and you should be part of the fun too. Make conscious effort to set aside some of your time daily to spend it with your children. Be it going through assessment books or just having a heart-to-heart talk, remember to be there for your kids so they know there’s someone they can always count on no matter what.
Ready, Command, Go
Spark a little creativity in your kids and join forces to establish your very own command centre. Set this up in a common space at home to keep things organised. This is where your kids' homework, notes that need to be signed and other important stuff go, so you never waste time looking for things.
As they say, you need the right stuff for the write job. Personalise this important space with sticky notes and colourful doodles, with supplies you can easily get from GoGuru. With up to 60% off school supplies and stationery, now’s the best time to stock up!
Learn by play and engaging their senses
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - let your kids take a break from those endless math questions. While engaging your kids’ sense of smell, touch or sight might seem like a distraction, it actually helps them to focus.
Try doing a sensory activity like working with clay through a KlayKit Back-to-Basics. You can also engage other senses and introduce educational toys that encourage STEAM learning, which allows kids to engage in experiential learning, embrace collaboration, persist in problem-solving and work through the creative process.
Set up educational playdates
Start a study group for your kids. Have your child invite classmates over to read, write, practise assignments and even pack for the next day’s lessons together. If your child is old enough to handle organising and delegating, take a back seat and let your kid take on a leadership role. On the other hand, younger kids may need more help - just think of this as an educational playdate for them to learn.
Keeping students motivated and engaged can be a challenge, but bear in mind that the learning process should always be a fun one. Capture your child’s enthusiasm with the above tips and propel it forth into their later years.