Many people like to blame a school for their child’s poor reading skills or inability to memorize colors, but these simple tasks begin in the home. True, schools are meant to teach children how to read and write, but they are more meant to enhance their already obtained knowledge. The students that are great when they enter kindergarten and learn easily throughout elementary school are the ones with parents that have already given them a base for their education. So how can you, as a parent, aid in your child’s education?
You can help your child learn by playing games with them. Simple games, especially with colored pieces, will help them learn their colors and numbers. There are plenty of games that will help in your child’s learning of basic ideas.
Read to them. You can find many books that explain colors and numbers. These books won’t only help your child learn basic ideas, but will aid in their reading skills and their direct understanding of the alphabet.
Let them watch television. There are many children’s shows that are quite entertaining. Even if it isn’t meant to be educational, they will be learning from pretty much any show, but make sure it is appropriate for their age.
Talk to your child often. This can be as simple as reading a book or having a conversation with them. Talking to them will help them in their communication and speech skills. It will also teach them how to interact with other people well.
Just because your child is attending school does not mean that you are done teaching them. Begin teaching them simple things such as colors and numbers when they are young. When they enter school you can continue helping them by teaching them to add and subtract. The older they get, the more advanced their education at home should get. By the time they’re in mid-elementary school, you can begin teaching them things such as cooking.