How to make children enjoy studying and be motivated
Children have an innate ability to want to know and learn. From very young they imitate their parents in their actions, because their brain is prepared to easily absorb knowledge. So we can take advantage of this innate capacity and direct it towards enjoyment through study . In fact, the teachers t
Children have an innate ability to want to know and learn. From very young they imitate their parents in their actions, because their brain is prepared to easily absorb knowledge.
So we can take advantage of this innate capacity and direct it towards enjoyment through study. In fact, the teachers talk about ages and stages throughout the Primary in which the children absorb with pleasure, like "sponges", the knowledge that they are taught.
Positive reinforcement: fundamental to motivate children
If we had to highlight one of the attitudes that can help to make this possible, it is positive reinforcement: "How well you have solved the problems!" "Great! , you have managed to learn the parts of the body. "
Our approval of parents in itself is one of the greatest awards that our son can receive for his achievements. Express our joy or our praise for good grades, for a good learning of something that is complicated, for the tasks completed successfully, for overcoming obstacles in learning, makes you want to repeat these tasks and achievements again and again to receive those same compliments; because children want above all to please their parents.
It is important to remember that we praise your work and your effort mainly, not your person porque, because if we say "How smart you are!" The next time you face a complicated task and can not do it, you will feel inferior to the expectations we put in it and it can be blocked. But if we say to him: "How well you have worked!" Or "How well you have worked!" On these actions he will always have full control, and he will be able to repeat them whenever he wants. In fact, highlighting your effort protects you before the possible failures in the future, because in the face of frustration, we can always encourage you by highlighting all the effort you have made. From there, it is easier to encourage him to continue forward.Interested in what our son is genuinely studying
We talked about it as something that attracts us: "Are you learning the classification of living beings?", We can ask and talk about it relating to something that we are living. For example, he just had a cold, so we talked about the group in which viruses are included. We can ask you to review the amount of the purchase that we have made in the supermarket or another task in which you can show us something of what you have learned, taking into account the school level in which you are.
Encourage our child in the low notes
If our child receives a note that is suspended or lower than expected, we can talk to him or her closely to encourage him to move forward. We review what may have caused this result. Once detected, rather than stop in reproaches (for example, that perhaps you have not studied enough)
we concentrate on finding solutions (help you understand something, devote more time to some learning etc.). We can refer to other obstacles that he has overcome: "You have already learned to learn the irregular verbs of English, so you can also achieve this". We also reach joint agreements. Mainly at this point, we convey our confidence that you have every chance of improving, as well as all our support to achieve it. Finally we remember that each achievement or obstacle overcome and recognized by us is a message to the child that is valid and capable. The feeling of well-being that our approval produces and its sense of ability are fundamental pillars that contribute to the studies becoming a pleasant activity.