How To Help Your Preschoolers Get Interested in Formal Education

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Learning begins as soon as the child is born. When the child opens his eyes for the first time, he tries to identify his mother. The newborns learn by seeing, hearing and observing. Learning is an automatic process; human beings are always learning something new. However, the formal education is very important to gain knowledge.

If you have preschoolers (children between the ages of 2-4 years), you might be looking for inspirations to make them interested in early childhood education. Here are some of the common, yet proven methods to help your preschoolers get interested in formal education.

The desire to learn

Your child cannot learn until he has a desire to learn. The desire to learn will create a passion for learning. How do you create a desire to learn? There are many ways for instance:

Learning from TV: TV is a popular medium of entertainment for the people of all ages, however, you should also realize the learning potential of TV.

Visiting museums: By visiting museums, a learner will learn more about the history, art, and culture than by reading books.

Going to the exhibitions: Exhibitions are open classrooms for learning. By visiting an art exhibition, your child will learn about art, by visiting a photography exhibition, he will learn about photography.

Motivation for learning

Learning is not new for your preschoolers, however, formal education is. How do you introduce formal education to your preschooler, or get your preschooler involved in early childhood education?  Motivation is the right answer. Your preschooler needs motivation to learn, without motivation the child cannot learn, or becomes a slow learner. Motivations also keep the distractions away.

Here are some ways to motivate your preschoolers.

Give them the purpose of education: If you have a purpose, you can learn better. If you can find out “why do you want to learn,” you become a better learner. This can be also be implemented on the preschooler. Give him a purpose of education.

Let them set a goal: Having a goal helps you learn better. Let your preschooler have answers to the questions like what he will gain after learning this. Help them set a goal like I will be able to read this story book if I learn alphabets. Your preschooler should know what he will be achieving through education?”

Every skill can be learned: There is nothing impossible, you can learn any kind of skills. All you need is motivation and dedication. Let your preschooler understand this.

Using right tools to impart education

If you are using the right tool, your preschooler will be interested in education. Books are a primary source of learning, however, you should also use other tools as well. Get necessary tools like ebooks, audio books, videos, multimedia, even video games to help your preschooler get interested in education. Some of the tools that you can use for early childhood education are:

Video games: Video game has a bad reputation because the market is glutted with the violent, non-educative games. However, you can find many educational games that help in effective learning.

Animation videos/movies: Research has proved that people learn better if the lessons are introduced through animation videos. For better learning, animation should be combined with lectures and textbooks.

Multimedia: By using projectors, slide shows trainers and educators can make learning fun. The learners, on the other hand, are eager to learn if the lessons are introduced through multimedia.

Storyboard: You can use storyboard to help your preschoolers get interested in learning. Storyboard is a great method of learning lessons that requires memorization and visual interpretations. Storyboard uses infographics, images, and stories.

Conclusion

Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. Don’t let your preschooler give up on learning. Don’t let him be intimidated.

Author: Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy is a writer and publisher for Daddy Blog: Parenting Tips For Fathers. I'm a father of two girls and Educator for 20+ years. I love being a father, although it does have it's challenges. Let's help each other out!

35 thoughts on “How To Help Your Preschoolers Get Interested in Formal Education

  1. The easiest way is to buy fun but educational toys and also pick quality children’s educational programs for them to watch. I raised my kids on Sesame Street and Mister Rogers. I also took them to the public library.

  2. Definitely parents should always learn kids to learn about school even when still at home.I know the idea of using multimedia will be a delight for kids since it really a fun way to learn.

  3. I will experience all these things soon and these will help me in future becoming a Good father and will take care of my wife and kid as advised in this Blog.

  4. IT is not at all easy to make a child learn and understand. Proper controlled and planned method is mandatory for fruitful and positive results. This article can act as a guiding light for many struggling parents.

  5. our kids are so interested in colors and music like kids songs, making them dance to the tunes is one way of introducing them to learning, toddlers are very hard to handle but when they like what you are teaching them, they began to be interested and even participate every time they are at school.

  6. Great article, it is so difficult, specially in our society. Thank you for show us how our preschoolers can get interested in formal education :9

  7. Education is really the first need of every Newbie. This article nicely describes about this important topic. Good!

  8. As parent, we should use different approaches in every child for they have different field of interests. Giving them educational toys, reading them children’s books and children’s television programs are the common process but as mentioned in this article using the right tools for learning and proper motivation is very important to help children to become interested for formal education.

  9. Helpful article. Preschoolers are very difficult to handle but providing them some learning material through fun is the best way like anime movies and all.Thanks.

  10. Helpful article. Preschoolers are very difficult to handle but providing them some learning material through fun is the best way like anime movies and all.Thanks.

  11. Thanks for the valuable tips. Its really tough for the kids to get interested in education but after reading this article, Im sure parents would feel much more confident.

  12. This blog is awesome. I loved it. It is very useful and it provides us very interesting knowledge.
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  13. Yes, it is true that a child must have desire to learn. Only then he can achieve education. Totally useful article. Thank u so much for this.

  14. Wow! It was a great advice for parents. Since preschoolers are not really into studying yet, it’s very hard to encourage them to go to school. They just want to play all day long.

  15. Great piece! I’ve learned a lot. Just in time because I have two preschoolers that needs motivation, creativity and a lot of encouragement to be interested in formal education.

  16. Great piece! I’ve learned a lot. Just in time because I have two preschoolers that needs motivation, creativity and a lot of encouragement to be interested in formal education.

  17. Great piece! I’ve learned a lot. Just in time because I have two preschoolers that needs motivation, creativity and a lot of encouragement to be interested in formal education.

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