Monday, February 13, 2017

Sparking curiosity

Radio Commentary

Sparking a child’s curiosity can be one of the important keys to lifelong learning. Parents can play a vital role in this process.
For example, you can make up trivia games to play with children, even when you’re on the run.
You can also help children become active partners in the learning process by giving them a chance to experiment around the house with measuring, cooking, repairing broken items, and other activities that require finding and using information.
You’d be surprised at what your home yields if you look around with a curious eye.
Also, be sure to keep up with what’s going on in your child’s school.
Attend school events and send notes to teachers to express your availability to help. Write teachers when you have questions or concerns, and make an appointment to share your observations.
Get involved with your children by asking for detailed descriptions of what they’re studying at school. Have them teach you some parts of what they’ve learned.
Be sure your children know that you consider their education to be very important.
Even if you can attend only a few school events, your presence will show your children that you’re interested in their school life and you value its importance.
That’s a crucial lesson for them to learn, and it can only come from the home.