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Parent’s Role in Children’s education: What to do When They are not at School

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By Miniland

January 17, 2017

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While a large chunk of your children’s education obviously comes from their schooling experiences, and granted they do spend the majority of their day in a classroom; you shouldn’t forget that you as a parent have a huge influence of your child’s education too.

After your little ones leave school you are their primary protector, nurturer and teacher all rolled into one, and it is essential that you tackle this task as fervently as any other you would take on.

There are a number of different ways that you can have an impact on your children’s education and this doesn’t necessarily just apply to their academic education, but also their emotional and developmental well-being.

Here is how you can improve and assist with your child’s education and life skills:

Be a great role model

One of the best ways that you can ensure your children get the education – in life and school – that you want them to, is by starting at home.   

You are the primary person that your child looks up to and after school you are the biggest influencer of their experiences. Use this after-school time with them to provide positive role models that will teach them how to go forward with the right qualities that they will need in life.

The best way to do this is by creating a positive example for them in everything that you do. Don’t lose your temper unnecessarily, explain your reasoning for things, love unconditionally, be patient and teach them how to do things at their own pace. They will learn invaluable life lessons through you in this way.

School work

An obvious way that you can have an impact on your children’s education is to ensure that they do their homework properly and on time. Assist them but don’t do the work for them and make sure they have the correct resources to answer the questions that are asked of them.

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Communicate with their teacher and ask what they are working on at school and then use it at home too. For example if they are working on vocabulary – get your child to write and stick names onto objects around the house. This is an excellent way to reinforce what they are learning at school and sends them in with the memory fresh in their minds.

Technology

There is no getting away from it – technology simply is the future – and getting your kids to grips with it is the best thing that you can do.

While younger kids shouldn’t have their own phones, or laptops etc, it is important to expose them to technology and teach them about it from a very young age – as much school work is going to be done digitally in the future.

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The key to teaching your kids about technology is finding the balance. They need to know how to work it but they shouldn’t be consumed by it. Have certain times, places and programs that your children use and make sure they aren’t spending too much time with their faces in front of a screen.

Real-time play

An important aspect of your children’s education that you can have a massive impact on, is ensuring that they get enough real-time play doing the things that they love. The world today is dominated by technology and it’s important that your child gets some time away from the screen in order to develop essential life skills.

Imaginary play, fairy tales and toys that help your child develop mentally and physically are needed to ensure that they get an all-round education with regards to academics, emotions and physical developments.

At Miniland, our range of educational toys are age specific and were designed specifically to assist children in developing the life skills that they need to acquire at that level.

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