How To Educate Your Child to Succeed
May 19, 2010 Other 2832 Views
There are many simple ways that parents can help encourage their child's developments from an early age. Many basic tasks that we do with our children can help to build up their confidence and ensure that they are happy children who will go on to succeed in their lives.
Fuel their imagination by reading bedtime stories
Research has shown that children, who are regularly told stories have a better vocabulary, have more ides of sentence structure and sense of stories, are keener readers, enjoy more cognitive skills and have higher self confidence. They are also more likely to remember details better from a story than on television hence helping to create magnificent memories.
As well as reading a story if is also beneficial to make up your own story for children. Children enjoy adding their own characters to a story which can help to stimulate their imaginations.
Stories can be good to introduce changes and can be a great way to bet a message across as the child is relaxed and their brain waves are slow and ready to absorb information.
By reading to your children you are helping to grow their imagination and creating a fantasy life that they can disappear into which is really important.
Nurture their creative skills through play
Enjoying creative time with your child is important as it helps to teach them another skill. Not all children will be great academics at school but many may go on to succeed using their creative skills. Simple activities like building with plastic bricks, painting or simply creating items can help a child's coordination and can help to build up their confidence. Many successful entrepreneurs have built up a thriving business despite not obtaining any qualifications at school simply by using their creative skills and by their determination to succeed.
Playing board games can also help to educate your children. The child not only learns how to count but also how to take turns and follow rules. This in turn will teach them socially acceptable behaviour which is a very important lesson.
You will not have to spend a great deal of money on such activities as you can even create items such as wind chimes,mobiles or necklaces using items like leaves and twigs. Children delight in seeing their own unique creation.
Teaching through role play
Another great way to teach children about everyday life is by playing games with them using role play. You can vary the themes which can include playing shops, libraries, and doctor's surgeries. Such games help to fuel their imagination but can also help them to consider which occupation they might like to take up when they are older.
Teach your children about finance
Sadly in today's schools there are no lessons given to children regarding finance. This is unfortunate as finance plays an important part in everyone's lives. Teaching our children how to manage money is a vital part of their education.
Children can be given financial education by rewarding them for good behaviour. If your child is young you could reward them with marbles to put in their jars. If your children are older it can be a good idea to ask them to negotiate how much pocket money they feel they deserve based on chores they have completed that week. You can also teach them the importance of making more money by investing their money into a savings account which will help to teach them to understand making interest on their money. This can be beneficial as it will help to educate children ready for when they are older and might want to have a career in finance or if they want to start up a business. Any financial education that you give your children can also help to prepare them ready for when they might want to invest into stocks and shares at a later stage of their lives.
Whether your child goes on to succeed academically or learns a trade or even decides to set up a business, the skills that they have learnt in during their childhood using simple measures like having a story read to them, creating items or even just playing shops will have helped to shape them into confident individuals who will go on to create success and a financially secure future for themselves.