Learning is a critical part of growing up and developing. In fact, a child’s brain is generally 90% developed by age 5, but this only forms the foundation for future development. The brain needs to continue to be stimulated and guided in order to grow. But it’s incredibly difficult to learn new things if you don’t have help. That’s why we’re here to share some of the best ways to help kids learn.
Tips for Helping Children Learn
- Be Supportive - Create a supportive environment for your child so they feel comfortable coming to you whenever they need help. This includes taking an interest in their learning, instead of simply expecting them to figure things out on their own. Don’t judge them based on their performance or put their grades above all else. Be a part of the process and set goals with them that they can work to achieve.
- Make It Fun - Everything is better when you’re having fun, so be sure to make learning an enjoyable process for your child. You can do this by utilizing learning games, engaging in fun activities, getting out into the world for some in-person learning—like at zoos and museums—and using many other tools that make learning a fun experience.
- Use Technology - Using technology to help kids learn can be both a fun and efficient way to get them engaged. There are many examples of technology helping kids learn, and the trend is only continuing to grow—especially with the rise of distance learning. You can find many resources online to help educate your child in fun and effective ways from the comfort of your home.
- Allow Others To Help - Similar to other parts of life, things are easier when more people help out. The same is true for learning. If a child only learned from one person, then they wouldn’t have any different opinions or perspectives—just a narrow-minded view of things. Learning from a wide variety of individuals allows them to broaden their knowledge and their worldview.
One way to do this is by enrolling your children in educational programs and activities. This helps them to learn in a way that is different from at home and at school, which will provide a refreshing change of pace, and keep them from becoming burnt out.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta aim to serve the children in our communities, especially by helping them be successful in the classroom. Each of our clubs provides kids with a safe place to play, learn, exercise, and receive nutritious foods. We also offer core programs to help students succeed in school, like our Project Learn and Power Hour programs, among many others. Find out how you can get involved with our organization by signing your child up for a club or afterschool program, making a donation, or volunteering to help our cause today!