This summer has been amazing, but as always, all great things come to an end. The school season is approaching soon, and some of that free time your kids have will get occupied with six hours of learning. They might be dreading this fact, but you can cure them of this. Read on to see how you can get your kids excited about school.
Your child may not be excited to learn just yet, but back-to-school shopping is a fun time for any kid. There is something about fresh school supplies that gets the blood pumping. Set aside a couple of days to go shopping for school supplies and clothes.
Make sure you get everything on the teacher’s list and a few fun items for your child too. The cool gadgets will get them excited for the upcoming lessons they’ll learn. If your child is in that development stage, listen to how they want to recreate their look and go clothes shopping.
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Work on a Project
You may not know what they’ll learn this upcoming year, but there are core subjects all students go through. All students learn math, English, science, and history. Consider doing a creative at-home science project with them.
Ask them what topics give them the most trouble and build from there. Depending on the project, you can complete this task in one day or a couple. Either way, it’s a great bonding time for you and your child and an amazing way to expand their mind.
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Share Some Old Stories
Reflect on some of your great school stories and share them with your kid. Try to remember what life was like for you at their age and have a little story time. As they get older, they might think you can’t relate to them, but it’s important to remind your child you were once their age.
They’ll feel more comfortable coming to you with issues beyond school. And your stories will have them looking forward to creating their own memories in the upcoming school year.
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Ask Them Questions
Don’t assume you know why your kid is not excited about school. Sometimes, kids keep things bottled up, and it’s your job to make them feel comfortable enough to share their issues with you. Ask them why they aren’t looking forward to schooling so you can get a better idea of how to help them.
You can offer up some advice to make them feel better and refer back to specific points when they come in from school. Now you don’t have to ask the general, “How was school?” question.
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The upcoming school year does not have to be a total drag. You can get your kids excited about school with just a few simple solutions.
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