There is so much as parents you can do to bring out the best in your child’s education.
Here are some tips my mother imbibed in me:
Mum bought novels especially during the summer holidays. I probably read one novel every week. She always vetted the novels by reading the summary before giving them to me (Skill learnt: Reading and Comprehension)
I was usually learning a new skill every summer such as Computing or further lessons in Maths, English and Science (Skill learnt: discipline, enhanced subject knowledge)
Mum even offered to teach me her subject area. (She would always say Orode come let me teach you anatomy. I was still in primary school! ). I never actually wished for her to tutor me, but my interest was spiked and I started reading the books myself.
Remember she worked full-time and shifts. What were the skills she was putting in me?
- Enthusiasm for studying
- To enjoy learning
- To become an independent learner
From the age I could hold a pen, I was encouraged to write letters. (She still has my first letter; I think it was written when I was 5).
Did you read any complex books like I did at an early age?