Primary school is one of the most exciting times in a child’s life. Children feel excited about learning new things, make new friends, play games and learn through activities.
Here are some tips that you can use to help your child stay motivated at school:
1. Develop a routine for your child
Create a daily schedule for your child that includes homework, meals, activities and bedtime. This will help them develop good habits and provide a structure for the day.
It will also help you plan as you know what your child is going to be doing each day.
You can even assign different activities for different days of the week or make it part of your family calendar so that you have a clear idea of what your family needs to do each day.
This way you can also use this time as an opportunity to bond with your children more by engaging in fun activities together or learning new things together, such as crafts or gardening.
2. Give them positive feedback
Children need constant positive feedback and encouragement. Even if your child has done something wrong, you should always praise them for doing something well.
If you praise them positively, they will be more likely to do it again and this will help them build self-esteem and encourage them to try harder next time.
School day should be an exciting time for your child. They should feel motivated to learn and do their best at school.
3. Praise their effort, not their ability
Children often get very frustrated when they fail at something or do not achieve the same result as their friends.
However, it is important that you always praise your child for their effort rather than just the result of what they have done.
This will help them understand that effort is the key to success and if they put in the effort, they can achieve whatever they want.
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4. Make learning fun!
Video game consoles, TV and computer games can help your child to learn.
Video games can help children develop hand-eye coordination, focus and memory. However, they can also become a distraction from real life.
If you use video games too often or play them for long periods of time, too much screen time will lead to neglecting other areas of your child’s life, such as submitting homework on time and other school works.
Make sure that you use video games in moderation. Play games with your child, but be sure to spend time with them outside of the game as well.
5. Give them opportunities to learn new things every day
Primary school students are often excited to learn new things, especially when they can do it themselves.
Help your child with the new skills and teach them how to use them in different situations. This will help your child learn how to deal with different people and situations in their lives.
Working on projects together will help children understand what it means to be part of a team and help them develop teamwork skills that are essential for future success in life.
Children will learn how to work well with others and manage their time better too. This is also a great way for children to get used to working independently at school too!
6. Help them be independent
Children will not always like to follow your rules and you may have to compromise on certain things that you would like them to do.
However, it is important that you help your child learn how to be independent and take care of themselves. This will make them feel more confident in their own abilities and help them develop their own set of skills.
By helping your child learn how to be independent, they will learn that they can achieve anything that they want without depending on anyone else. This will help build their self-esteem.
This will also give them the confidence to do new things in the future!
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Make Their Learning Journeys Fun
This article has highlighted 6 ways that you can help your child stay motivated at school. If you use these tips and create a routine for your child, they will be more likely to succeed in school and learn new things every day.
Do you have any tips for staying motivated at school? Leave a comment below!