One of the best gifts we can give a child is a passion for, and love of, learning. Whether it is a love of scientific discovery, a love of creating art, a love for learning about other worlds in a book, or even just a love of learning about the things in their own backyard. This open-minded attitude towards learning will not only create great students but more importantly, it will help create more thoughtful and driven adults. The Parent Cue has come up with a few ways to help give your children a passion for learning. You can view the original article here.
You can probably start working on the first step within the next fifteen minutes. That step being, let your children ask questions. Sometimes after the tenth “but why” our first reaction is to just make the questions stop, however, letting children ask questions and providing them answers can help foster your child’s sense of wonder. Encouraging your child to ask questions allows them to take an interest in learning as well as helps build confidence.
Another great way to help your children find a passion for learning is to focus on their interests. Focus on projects and books that keep your child engaged. A great way to do this is to work on fun and educational experiments. BabbleDablleDo.com has a list of 25 STEAM projects to do with kids. The site has cool and colorful experiments that will not only keep your child entertained, but will also get them excited about science and learning. Some of these fun experiments include an Overnight Crystal Garden, which only requires Epsom salt, liquid watercolors, and a glass jar. Another fun project is making Chromatography bags. With a white canvas tote, some rubbing alcohol, and black water based markers, your child can make their own bag that can carry books or toys.
Be sure to check out the articles mentioned for more techniques and projects to get your child excited about learning. If you have any fun ways to keep your child engaged please share them below! As always, click the share button on the side of the blog post to share with your friends and family!