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Don’t Teach Children. Instead, Help Them Learn

Posted by Edith On January 14th

It is an innate response in most parents to “teach” their children new things.

Girl Sitting Next to Teacher Dont Teach Children. Instead, Help Them Learn

This is great! But, we must be conscious of how we are teaching. When a child asks a question, we automatically want to give them the answer.

While educating your child is important, it is equally important to allow them to learn on their own so that they fully comprehend and retain the information.

If a child is uninterested in what you are teaching them, you may notice their eyes begin to glaze over. When this happens, the effort is lost.

Even when a child asks a question, sometimes they’ve lost interest before you’ve even given them a thorough answer.

However, if you spark a child’s curiosity, then you will have a much better chance of truly reaching them and helping them learn. Or, if a child has to research, contemplate, or discover the answer to their question, they are more likely to retain the information.

This advice was taken from 10 Ways to Make a Positive Impact in Your Child’s Life, a free guide that we offer on our website, if you’d like to learn more.

Also if you’re looking for an outstanding preschool in San Diego county for your child age 2-6, we would love the opportunity to show you how we can make a positive impact in their life.

Open enrollment begins in February! Call us at (619) 422-1220 or email us for enrollment information.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

-Edith

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