It’s every parent’s desire to see their kids excel in their studies after taking them to school. Parents send kids to some of the best schools to ensure that they receive the best tuition and are able to be independent in future. Unfortunately, studies have nowadays become so exam-oriented that kids only study to pass in their exams. They cram content and retain it until they sit for the exams. This then raises a generation of half-baked graduates who cannot think logically. The thrill that comes with studying is removed by this cramming process. Studies become boring. Parents can come up with many ways of making their kids’ studies interesting and also fruitful.
Engage them educative games
Educative games such as scrabble, chess and AlphaBetty (on Android phones) play a great role in helping kids think logically. They learn new words and are able to make logical movements prior to making a move. Chess can help them in subjects such as Mathematics and Science that require logical thinking. On the other hand, Scrabble and AlphaBetty can help them in their languages, both spoken and written. These games are fun to play and help to develop the kids’ minds at a tender age and raise their IQ.
Events such as the StoryMoja Festival are education-oriented and great ways to help kids meet up with kids from other schools. The set-up is friendly for them as they meet young people who have achieved great milestones such as writing their own books at young ages. It motivates them and those are talented can showcase their talents such as reciting poems, drawing or writing stories after which they are rewarded.
Whenever they excel in school, kids should be rewarded with education-related material such as storybooks which they will read and the parent can ask them to come up with a review of the same. This will improve their memory and better their understanding. Cultivating the reading culture when they are still young makes them view the whole studies affair as a good thing.
There are thousands of educative sites that I would recommend for kids but are also good even for the adults. Content such TED talks that can easily be accessed on Youtube contain content that helps people to learn new stuff and probably incorporate it into their daily lives.
Update them on the current affairs
Trending stories tell of the things that are happening in the world. Parents should take keen interest in these stories and share them with their young ones. After a while, they should conduct a Q&A session where they ask these questions to gauge how well they remember. Also encourage kids to read newspapers and informative magazines like Readers Digest.
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