As September 15 approaches, preparations for the new school year are getting more and more intense. Here are some tips that may be helpful for parents who have not yet mastered the art of shopping for their young students:
1. One of the most important things for a child is the work area - a desk, lockers for textbooks and notebooks, a computer, a lamp. Everything should be convenient and accessible. Best to let the kids sort it out themselves as they will use it eventually.
2. The next important part is the teaching aids - younger students need more things - drawing pads, felt-tip pens, pencils, watercolors, colored pens, sharpeners and more. For notebooks and textbooks, it is better to wait until the beginning of the school year, because most teachers have requirements, especially for textbooks. Buying them in advance can only bring you unnecessary costs. The notebook (student book) is also bought a little later because the printed previous years are not valid.
3. If your child is entering school for the first time, it is best to teach him to prepare his lessons daily and not leave them for another day. Of course, this depends on various factors - how tired he is, how much free time he has, whether he has enough hours to rest and sleep. In this regard, it is good to be familiar with its curriculum. It is best to write it down and hang it somewhere where both the student and you can see it. This will help you in properly allocating tasks for the day and week.
4. When children take their first steps in learning tasks, they often need your help - try to encourage and help them. Usually in the first few years you can be helpful to the student. Often, however, in the years of applying to elite schools, it is necessary to attend private lessons. This is quite burdensome not only for the applicant, but also for the family budget. Unfortunately, however, school preparation alone is not sufficient in most cases to successfully pass the exams.
5. Diversification of children's daily life is also an important factor for school success. At an earlier age, parents usually choose an "extracurricular" activity for them - sports, music lessons or foreign languages. However, sometimes these activities are not to their heart and when they grow up, they want to give them up. Let them discover for themselves what interests them and relieves them! Even if it's long walks with friends or some seemingly stupid or useless hobby - as long as they like it and it's not dangerous for others, then there's no reason why they shouldn't practice it!
In this way, with joint efforts, you will make learning enjoyable and useful for your child.