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Creating a Positive Learning Environment in Your Home

by Barbara Haley 01/20/2019

It’s never too early or too late to start encouraging your children to explore new things and learn new skills. Children will spend most of their time at home, playing with various toys, and learning from their families.

 One way we can encourage kids to learn is to create a positive learning environment within our homes.

 Doing so doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming project. There are many ways you can integrate fun learning experiences into your child’s daily life at home.

 In this article, we’re going to cover some of the cheap and simple ways to create a positive learning environment right at home so that you can build upon what they have learned (or what they will be learning soon) at school.

 Reading

It may come as no surprise that kids who read frequently are statistically more likely to excel at school. However, that doesn’t mean you just need to sit them down with a copy of Hamlet and wait for their Ivy League acceptance letter.

Reading can be an important way to learn and bond together with their child. The best way to encourage them to read is to read together the books that you’ll both enjoy.

Slowly building a home library or bookshelf is a fun way to visualize your hard work and all of the books you’ve read together. The best part is that you kind find countless used children's books for less than a dollar at your local thrift store.

Let your child take the lead

Creativity is something that is fostered and taught. Children are lucky to have active imaginations that let them make up games and stories on their own. However, you can help steer that creativity into fun projects at home that will produce something they can be proud of.

A good way to do this is to let your children direct you in the direction of their interests. If they ask you, “Can I try?” while you’re mixing cake batter, you’d often be surprised at how capable they are. Getting them involved doesn’t have to mean spending hundreds on a chemistry set that will be used just once--find ways they can help with projects that exist already around your house.

Be a mentor

Parenting is full-time work. It can be hard to find time to spend learning with children after a full day of work and cooking dinner, and it’s tempting to spend the rest of the night binge-watching Netflix shows. However, it’s possible to relax while still setting a good example for your child.

Watching science shows or nature documentaries together can help you both learn something new. Making trips to museums or growing a garden together on the weekends are other ways you can learn new things and skills and have fun with your children at the same time.

When it comes to food, eating healthy, home-cooked meals and nutritious snacks can be a way for both of you to improve your health and learn the benefits of nutrition.

About the Author

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Barbara Haley
Barbara epitomizes integrity, energy, determination & creativity during every real estate transaction. Barbara's extensive knowledge of the local residential real estate market is unparalleled. She specializes in applying her expertise and market knowledge for the benefit of her clients. Her clients trust her judgment and consistently seek her advice on deals up to several million dollars. Barbara is known as a skillful negotiator and will persevere to overcome any obstacle that is placed in front of her. Her attention to detail and honesty is paramount. Barbara keeps her clients updated every step of the way with consistent communication and prides herself on giving all of her clients the most precise information on the state of the market and local real estate trends. Barbara's personal passions include extensive travel, fitness and giving back to the community. She has visited 100+ countries in five out of the seven continents worldwide. Barbara completed her first full marathon in 2009 in San Diego with Team and Training while personally fundraising $5,000 for the benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of her grandmother. Fast forward to October 1st, 2016, Barbara completed her first full Ironman 140.6 distance triathlon in Cambridge, MD while personally fundraising $2300 in support of colon cancer research in memory of a dear friend. Barbara is well known in the real estate community for using the same drive, tenacity, and determination that she uses to complete Ironman triathlons in bringing even the most challenging real estate transactions to a successful closing.