In recent times, more people have been teaching their children at home. This has been of course, due to COVID-19. For many parents, it has provided insight into their children’s education, and now, many parents are more eager than ever to help their children get the best marks that they can.
Even as children go back to school, there is no reason for them to need to stop learning at home. Regular work at home can help grades and performance in exams.
So, how can you help your child get the best grades?
Set up a study area
There is a reason why libraries are quiet. This is because few people, and indeed children, can learn in a loud environment. If you have the space, it is worth setting up a study area for your child. Keep it quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of your home. If you have multiple kids, designate a larger area for them all to study in.
Be sure that you have the right tools to help them study. Books, 12 inch laptops and notepads can all go a long way to helping them get the best experience.
Also, make sure there are safety settings on any computer that your children use.
Structure the workload
When your children come home, be sure to keep homework on the timetable, as this will help them to focus their energy.
Over weekends, it can also be worth setting aside a couple of hours for reading if they have already done their homework.
Try to keep these hours on a rotation. For instance, the first weekend of the month can be dedicated to science; the second to maths; and so on.
Ask their teachers
It is all well and good to try and help your children learn; but what do they need to be learning? What are their weak spots that could use some additional focus?
This is why it is so important to talk to their teachers. They can provide insight into areas that your child needs some help with – and of course, what is likely to be on any upcoming exams.
If your child is under the age of 10, chances are they won’t enjoy reading a heavy textbook or watching a long documentary.
Aim to look for age-appropriate tools to help them learn at home. This could be a short video online, or it could be a book that helps them to learn maths by colouring.
It can be tricky but don’t give up. If your child is struggling to learn with the current methods, such as watching videos, look for alternative methods.
It can be ever so tempting to overstep the mark with your children, especially when it comes to their education.
This is why it is important to offer support, but don’t be overbearing. There are online guides designed to help your children learn; and try not to take over, but offer support that allows them to figure it out on their own. That way, they will gain confidence in their abilities, while also getting great marks.