Children learn faster with help at home
We all lead very busy lives, but time spent with your children at home to prepare for learning, helps them feel good about themselves and gain a greater sense of self-belief.
Our children’s self-esteem regarding their achievement in school is of paramount importance to their success and emotional well-being. Children whose parents are involved in their formal education perform better at school: they have better attitudes to learning and they get better grades, test scores, exam results and are more likely to achieve long-term academic sucess.
Parents, grandparents, guardians and carers all play a massive part in children’s learning and should be important role models in enabling success at school. Evidence clearly reveals that children whose parents actively support their children’s education at home experience faster and greater success at school. Working with your child at home also creates a special, unique bond.
When both parents are involved in their children’s education, children feel supported and empowered. Moreover, when dads are involved in their children’s education, such as helping their children learn how to read, spell or with homework, children respond very well indeed. In fact, when dad takes an active role, the whole family feels supported and a special, united bond is created amongst the whole family.
Grandparents play an important role too. Grandparents are great role models and often have a special connection with their grandchildren. Many grandparents spend quality time with their grandchildren doing all kinds of fun activities, such as cooking, gardening, telling stories, going to the park and helping with school work. More and more grandparents are getting involved with reading, spelling and homework with the knowledge that they are making a big difference to their grandchildren’s learning.
Take just 30 to 60 minutes out of your schedule and create a quiet time together to help your child learn and improve – your child will feel loved, supported and empowered, and it will help him progress much faster. Children love receiving positive attention, so long as it is presented in the right way, at the right time and with a positive attitude.