Children learn by example. They learn all our incorrect habits, incorrect words, and bad attitudes. But just as much, they learn from the good things we do as well. My oldest boy did not want to sit with me and listen to me read him books. I’ve always loved to read and it’s been very important to me as our children grow. I have constantly read to our kids. But my husband seldom reads. I realised that my boy was not observing me, but his father. My partner and I tried something. He started reading every day. Pretty soon, my son was ready to sit down and listen to the story. He wanted to be like his dad. He was bringing me books and asking me to read to him.
We can encourage learning in our kids. Every situation we face can be a learning experience. Educating our children involves more than just moral and ethical learning, but basic school type learning.
As you are driving down the road, have your younger children pick out particular letters on the billboards you pass. Have small kids discover a specific colour. You can turn dinner time into counting time. Let your kids figure out times tables while you prepare the table for lunch or dinner time .
When kids can see how the things they learn in school apply to their daily life, it makes it more fun to learn these things. It can help them become more excited about school and make learning easier.
Find ways to encourage learning in your children, both by teaching and example. Get them excited about learning and you can open doorways for them. There are so many opportunities available and so many things that we can learn from. Make sure your children take advantage of all they can. Be the example to them in their lives.
Our kids learn from their peers and the more respect they have for a peer, and then the more likely they will listen, learn and take on the traits they like