Lately, the news has been about how much money the education system is getting cut. But your child’s education does not have to suffer because the money is not as prevalent as it once ones. With practically everyone getting financially pinched in the economic downfall, schools are no exception. In fact, there is a more critical component to your child’s education than the money, that is the time parents invest into teaching their own children.
A child’s first teacher is their parent or caregiver. In fact, this does not change as children get older. A parent still plays an important role in their child’s education. Parent involvement factors into how well children do in school. However, time is one of those commodities that seem to run out fairly quickly. A really good start is to sit down and help with the homework.
However, that is only a start. Investing a few hours in the weekends to teach your child things can work wonders. A walk can turn into an exploration of the environment. A local trip to the museum or zoo is an opportunity to learn. Even if you don’t have money to spend, consider using the internet to create homemade projects or just play a game that emphasises a skill. What matters is that you invest a some time into helping them with their education.
School is not the start of a child’s learning process nor does the end of the school day signify that the learning is done. Parents who invest time rather than money into their child’s learning will reap rewards well beyond school. Finding the time can be difficult but even a few minutes can make a world of difference in your child’s knowledge.