Updated: Oct 27, 2020
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ”
A famous quote in the bible saying that we should train them as early as possible.
We at 1on1Math also believe that this is the best way to go to help our kids develop the love for math and to be a lifelong learner.
"I’m not good at math, how can I encourage them to love math?"
Don’t worry, here are a few tips on how you can encourage them to love something you’re not good at! This also applies on all other aspects in the child’s learning.
1. Create an environment for learning
Create a separate space for learning and play. Separate a specific space for study and make sure snacks and the toilet are within reach. Invest in a big computer screen instead of just handing them mobile phones and tablets. With a bigger screen, they can feel more drawn as if they are inside the learning world.
2. Invest in Educational toys
Yes, give them a playing space but also invest in educational toys. Learning doesn’t really need to be in a classroom setting. It’s more fun if you put it in the playroom.
Heard of the saying “Values are more caught than taught?”. When we show our kids that we as parents also love learning, it subconsciously draws them to love learning as well. Fill your house with books and show them that you love listening/watching educational vlogs or just learning anything (not just math) and that will do some magic in your child’s development.
4. Let them explore
Kids love to explore and when we give them the control on their learning, it encourages them to even explore more. Instead of controlling everything, when we give them the driver’s seat in the learning process, you’ll be surprised how your kid will turn into a genius in no time. Of course, we highly encourage that you still supervise what they see on the internet.
5. Find out how your child learns
Everyone has different learning styles, your learning style might not be the same with your kid. Make sure to find out how your child learns and m