Studying with your children has many advantages. Here you can find some tips that, according to an expert in child pedagogy, you should take into account when educating from home
In the house is where children receive the first and most important education. The values, manners and customs are taught by the parents and who live daily with the child. In an interview with LatinAmerican Post, the graduate in child pedagogy, Alix Acevedo, explained that children are the reflection of their parents or those responsible for the upbringing. If they are rude or use inappropriate vocabulary, the child will undoubtedly learn it, that is, your children will learn to be like you are.
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Beyond educating your child as a person, it is also essential to be their teacher and be involved in their learning. Helping him with his homework, preparing for exams or practicing writing, vowels and numbers will not only forge your links, but it will bring different cognitive advantages for your little one.
According to Acevedo, the child in the home increases and accelerates the learning process, being individual and personalized. This activity will allow him to reinforce what he has learned in class and will make the child better prepared, which will consequently improve his academic performance. Therefore, if you want to teach from home, follow these tips from a professional.
- Make the moment something fun and interesting: you can cheer him up with small prizes for each achievement you achieve together. For example, if he manage to finish his tasks on time, buy him an ice cream or take him to the park. The key is that the child does not see it as a punishment but a challenge.
- Establish a routine: it does not matter if you only have one hour or you can only on weekends, the fundamental thing is that you create a habit in the child. When generating a habit, the child from pre-school will associate the study hours with something pleasant and the young person of the future will not have a problem with that in high school or university. You must be constant and always do it in the same schedule.
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- Make a space free of distractions: it is important that the space where you practice the lessons with your children is organized, free of toys, cell phone, tablet or TV. Thus, you must focus together on learning.
- Be patient and constant: not all children learn at the same pace, do not pressure him or get upset because it takes more than adequate in an activity. Children learn repetitively, if something is difficult the key is to do what is difficult every day. For example, if the writing is something complicated for him, put him to transcribe from a magazine or newspaper a small paragraph every day, with time it will be easier to write.
If what you want is to educate exclusively from home, you must be firm with the schedules and subjects. Although, according to Acevedo, the best thing for the child is formal education. His social and motor skills will develop better there.
If your child attends school it is usually important that you always stay involved in his school life and in contact with his teachers. Find out what he need to improve and work with your child from home.
LatinAmerican Post | Grecia Arias
Translated from "Educación desde casa: Descubre estrategias para padres y niños"