5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited about School

 

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Any parent whose kids are enthusiastic about school is pretty lucky. It can sometimes be a challenge to get them excited about studying. It might take a little bit of effort to awaken their curiosity at home, or perhaps they need a bit of a lesson in school spirit. At school, kids are learning new things every day so it’s a great opportunity to develop skills for their future. Here are five ways to get your kids excited about school. 

Curiosity is key

There are plenty of fun things you can do to develop children’s curiosity. Engage their interest in ecology and get back in touch with nature. You can do this just by gardening at home or going for a walk in the forest and organizing a project. Kids are naturally curious, so take time to answer their questions and discover new things together. You could go out on a family trip to a museum or a national heritage site. 

Dress them in spiritwear

Whether or not they’re particularly into sport, dress them in 1st place spiritwear. They might get more involved in school spirit and supporting their teams. You can even custom your own spiritwear online and get the kids to join in. Spiritwear is also great for school fundraisers, so you could even try and get your kids involved in these too. Take an interest in school events yourself as a parent as well and find out what’s going on. 

Share ideas

Speak to the other parents at school and share any tips and tricks to get your kids more excited about school. If you’re stuck for ideas or don’t have many other friends with children then there are plenty of parenting resources available online. These include anything from general support groups to individuals in your local area looking for advice. 

Set an example 

Your kids learn from you so it’s important to try to set a good example. If you’re not enthusiastic about school how do you expect them to be? Be interested, not critical. Try and have a positive attitude and help with homework assignments, but don’t overdo it. Some kids don’t want their parents obsessing over their school work, it’s better to let them come to you for help sometimes. Remember to express a genuine enthusiasm about what they’re learning at school, and you could even let them explain it to you, rather than the other way around. 

Homework zone

Homework is probably the most difficult thing to get kids engaged in. Many parents have had more success by creating the perfect study environment, or homework zone. Set up a space with all the supplies they need, so that they always associate it with homework and think of it as a place to sit down and concentrate. Leave them to it as well, and if you think it’s too much of a distraction, make it a no phones zone. Express a quiet yet positive involvement and they’ll be more engaged in studying by themselves.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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