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How to enrich your child’s learning

January 30th, 2023 by Lauren

It’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life and forget that you’re helping your children grow. You’ll be amazed at how much they can learn if you give them the opportunity, but it’s up to us as parents to make sure that they do have the opportunity. Here are some ways you can enrich your child’s learning:

Helping your child get the most from their education

You can help your child get the most from their education by encouraging them to be curious, ask questions and find out more. You can also encourage them to challenge themselves, explore new things and make mistakes.

Creating confident learners

It’s important to keep your child confident in their abilities, providing encouragement and reassurance at those moments where they do make mistakes. A child who feels they are good at something will try harder and become better, whereas a child who thinks they’re bad at something will give up sooner. It’s okay for you to have tough conversations around their effort sometimes, but make sure you balance that with lots of praise when they do well!

Motivating your child to learn

To motivate your child to learn, you can:

  • Be supportive of their interests. If they show an interest in something, be sure to help them explore it. If they enjoy reading or playing with animals or building things, or for older children, taking photos, making videos or gaming, encourage them and help them find resources that will help make that interest stronger.
  • Be positive about their achievements. When your child does well at something that’s challenging for them, let them know how proud you are of them! This will encourage them to keep working hard and achieve even more great things in the future!
  • Be a good role model for learning yourself. Letting your children see you read books or have hobbies helps reinforce the idea that learning is fun and important for everyone (including adults).
Develop a mindset for life in your child

One of the best ways to ensure that your child has the tools and mindset to learn for life is to teach them how to learn. Sounds obvious, but it’s easy to fall into a pattern where you’re only teaching for an exam. Instead, spend time with your child on a regular basis—perhaps once or twice a week—and explore what they want to know; show them how you like learning new things and ask them questions about their experiences at school, in other activities, or just generally in life. Ask them how they might go about finding an answer if they were interested in something specific.

It doesn’t have to be all serious business though! You could also do fun activities with younger children like building Lego towers or look through magazines together for pictures with interesting facts about animals or celebrities. For older children, family days out at local historic sites or even the financial element of shopping offer plenty of opportunities to enrich learning. The point is that it’s important not only that we teach our children these skills but also that we model them ourselves so they know what good habits look like.

Teaching your child to be inquisitive

The best way to teach your child how to be inquisitive is by being inquisitive yourself. Whenever you learn something new about the world, share it with your children and ask them questions that encourage critical thinking, no matter what their age.

You should also help your child learn how to think outside his or her own box by encouraging him or her not only listen but also speak up when he or she has an opinion on something. This can be done through encouraging him or her participate in discussions at home as well as at school (if applicable). It will also help if you set aside time for family meetings where everyone gets together around the dinner table each night and discusses what happened during their day so far — this gives everyone a chance to contribute ideas from their own unique perspectives. For example, you might discuss opinions on politics or local developments. And if these sound like topics that might be too old for younger children, you’d be surprised at their responses! Give it a try.

It’s important to ensure that children aren’t solely learning for exams, and are enjoying the things they are learning.

It’s important to ensure that children aren’t solely learning for exams, and are enjoying the things they are learning. This is because it’s difficult to learn a subject if you don’t enjoy it or find it interesting.

It’s also important to ensure that children aren’t just learning for exams, because this could mean that they’re missing out on other opportunities like the chance to explore their own interests and passions in different subjects.

Learning only for an exam means that there is no longer any incentive for the student to continue their studies after they’ve passed their exam – which means they might not be as motivated as they would have been if they enjoyed their classes more than studying purely for exams (although this isn’t always true).


As you can see, there are many ways to help your child get the most from their education. Not only will this encourage them to learn more, but it also helps them become more confident in themselves and their abilities. The main takeaway here is that are so many opportunities to enrich your child’s learning without feeling like you have to become a teacher or tutor!