The habits you learn as a child set the foundation for our entire life. What are these important habits for early development? Read on to find out!
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A child’s social life is as important as how well they do in school. Researchers studied elementary school social life to see how much of an impact it made on academics. They found that a child learning to interact with others can greatly impact their adult lives.
Researchers stated that “success in school involves both social-emotional and cognitive skills, because social interactions, attention, and self-control affect readiness for learning.”
In other words, it takes more than intelligence to get good grades.
Studies found that a single social competency point can have a big impact on whether the child graduates and finds a stable job. It also showed that kids who get along well with others have a better chance of success. Troublemakers had a better chance of criminal behaviour and substance abuse problems.
While it’s true that some kids are smarter than others, that isn’t the end of the world. Habits matter most. The amazing news is that the habits kids learn can always change and be improved upon.
A lot of habits children learn they get from their parents. As a parent, it’s key that you set a proper role model for your children to learn from and to follow.
School work isn’t everything, good habits count just as much, if not more. Time needs to be taken ensure kids develop the habits that will make them successful later on in life.
A love for reading
Many children love to curl up and read a good book. Whether it’s Doctor Seuss, Paddington, or another journey into an imaginative world.
Having fantastic reading habits is vital to a child’s development. These habits will have a big impact on their everyday lives.
Reading helps a child to develop their vocabulary. A child learns new words every time they pick up a book. Some of these words, or phrases, may not have been learned if not for reading, because they are not in everyday use.
Reading programs, such as Reader Rabbit, inspire children to become fascinated with words. This and similar programs have been educating elementary school kids for years.
Doctor Susan Canizares, a specialist in literary development has said, “When you read aloud to your child, you are not only helping to prepare them to learn to read, you are also exposing them to rich language they otherwise might not hear.”
Today there are many children who have a poor attention span, but reading is a great way to fix this problem. Reading teaches children focusing skills. This allows them to pay attention for a longer period of time.
Excellent focus not only enhances a child’s learning experience but prepares them for situations like pesky board meetings later in life!
As a parent, it’s important to teach your child reading skills before sending them to school. A lot of academic life centres around a reading-focused environment. Having these skills mastered by the time school starts is a great idea to give your child a leg up.
Books are an excellent source for education and expanding one’s imagination. A child who starts reading from an early age is bound to continue his or her love for words throughout life.
Children who love to read are more curious about the world around them.
Reading inspires them to ask questions about their everyday life and to seek out answers. This curiosity imbues a love for learning. Fostering this love for reading will benefit your child far into their adult years.
There are many ways that a parent can inspire a kid to read. You can read to them, be a role model with good reading habits, and speak with your child about what they are reading.
Kids who learn great study habits in elementary school will have an easier time adjusting to more challenging classes.
Although it’s important for a child to have time to explore their imaginations and play with their friends, studying is important too. The better the study habits a child has, the more prepared they are for their school years ahead. The greater a child does in school, the more opportunities they will have later in life!
Parent participation can go a long way in helping a child to learn proper study habits. Parents should insist that their child finishes studying before playing with their friends. No matter how much your child might hate it, they will come to thank you for it later in life.
However, be cautious about placing too much stress on school as this can turn kids off learning.
There are many ways a parent can make the school routine easier for their child.
Children are thankful for when a parent takes the time to find out what they’re learning. A parent’s participation can turn work from a chore into a bonding experience. Even asking what your child did in school can go a very long way.
Just like adults can get tired, remember children can too. Studying and learning for too long can often be too stressful for your child.
One of the best studying habits to learn in primary school is how to have a work and life balance.
Parents can help by setting a time limit on how much their child has to study per day. This way, the child has the rest of their time to be a kid.
A work and life balance will improve your child’s life far beyond their primary school years. Study and work habits will help your child to become an adult. Despite the time and energy it takes, studying presents wonderful opportunities later on.
Remember having and maintaining the perfect balance is key!
Improving the primary school experience
At Piptree, we believe that early learning and development extends far beyond the walls of our buildings. Our focus and aim is to build strong and positive relationships that will help your child blossom.
Contact us to find out how we can prepare your kid for success.