How To Teach Your Child To Love Learning

Oct 8, 2021 | Kelowna

Each of us came into this world actively learning. Absorbing information through all our senses, familiarizing sounds and touches, and learning to expect outcomes. Babies are inquisitive, toddlers are too, yet somehow during our human development, our interest and curiosity seems to dim. When was the last time you saw an adult stop and stare at a ladybug climbing up the stem of a dandelion?

Scholastic.com published an article saying, "When a sample of adults were asked if they loved learning in school, most answered that the worry of getting the answer right and doing what the teacher expected (and later passing a test) took the joy out of learning." 

Fear of failure doesn't have to steal the joy of learning for your child. When a student learns in an environment that doesn't shame mistakes, but encourages effort, that student's love of learning stays protected. 

"Learning is not just teaching children to the standards. It is a process, a series of experiences that lead to the great 'aha!' moments of life." Ellen Booth Church

Renowned early childhood educator Lilian Katz spoke about the need to change the teaching emphasis from an 'industrial model' of outcomes based on the standards to 'standards of experiences' that all children should have. She went on to say that “these standards of experiences need to focus on engaging children in investigating worthwhile topics that provide experiences that are intellectually challenging, that give children a sense of belonging and relationship, and that ultimately encourage children to have confidence in their own intellect. If we 'rephrase the goals of education,' we can help children learn how to lead a satisfying life." Read more here.

Mathnasium of Kelowna loves teaching math to students all over Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Central Okanagan, and we've been doing it for <1 years. Our approach to teaching isn't dictated by a deadline or a testing standard, we teach for understanding - and it garners fantastic results! Our students who also attend nearby schools A.S. Matheson Elementary, Raymer Elementary, Casorso Elementary, Ecole Glenmore Elementary, Chute Lake Elementary, Dorthea Walker Elementary, Anne McClymont Elementary, Bellevue Creek Elementary, South Kelowna Elementary, Bankhead Elementary, North Glenmore Elementary, Watson Road Elementary, Pearson Elementary, Springvalley Elementary, Rutland Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Hudson Road Elementary, George Pringle Elementary, Helen Gorman Elementary, Glenrosa Elementary, Shannon Lake Elementary, Kelowna Christian Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School Ecole KLO Middle, Ecole Dr. Knox Middle, Canyon Falls Middle, Rutland Middle, Springvalley Middle, Kelowna Christian Middle/High , Kelowna Senior Secondary, Okanagan Mission Secondary, Rutland Senior Secondary, Mount Boucherie Secondary are seeing real, tangible results in their math understanding.

Our Director, Alana McLellan, is excited to meet with you to discuss your child's math needs. Call us at 250-859-4272 or visit us in person at Unit 137 - 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y3H4, in the Capri Centre Mall near A&W and across from Starbucks.

We're excited to see your child fall in love with math at Mathnasium! Sign up today for a Free Assessment & Trial Session.