Here are three simple yet helpful ways on how you as a parent can enhance your child’s learning:
1. Monitor child’s activities/assignments/progress daily. This can be as simple as asking children what they did for the day. This not only enables parents to know what is going on in school, it also strengthens their communication with their children. Parents showing interest will boost a child’s confidence and will eventually motivate him/her to do something in school worth telling, like remembering an interesting topic in school.
2. Attend Parent-Teacher Association activities. This is an opportunity for parents to meet other parents, as well as the teachers, and establish a collaborative relationship with them. Most children of parents who are actively involved in school are more confident and happy students because they feel their parent’s support. It lessens behavioral problems too as the open communication between the parent and the teacher is an essential tool for monitoring and implementing consistent discipline.
3. Make Time to Study Together. Particularly to younger kids, studying together can actually be a fun time to bond. Children will feel that they are not alone in this great task of learning because their parents are there to assist and motivate them. This is also a great way to develop children’s study habits early on.
source: RAFI Press Statement