Read this to learn how to foster a love for learning in your child during the early years.
“In the first years of school all appears to go very well. The child seem eager, lively and happy.” – Margaret Donaldson, Children’s Mind
That did not happen to me. School, my earliest recollection of it, was synonymous to anxiety, dread, and a sick feeling in the stomach. The situation in Singapore today is perhaps far worse, as children find themselves stuck in the pressure cooker right from day one.
Born to learn
Every child is born with an inherent desire to learn. This capacity to learn in order to master the environment is closely related to the survival instinct and is thus overwhelmingly strong. It activates independent learning, which can be enhanced if given guidance and encouragement.
Pause for a moment and think about the learning experience of your child. How much of that learning experience happens with careful considerations of the natural faculties of your child? Are you developing your child to his or her fullest potential? What choices can you make to enhance the learning experience of your child?
Find out how to get your kids excited about learning on the next page.