How To Teach Your Child To Love Learning

Oct 8, 2021 | Walnut Creek

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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 Walnut Creek loves teaching math to students all over Valle Verde, and we've been doing it for 6 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 Valle Verde, Bancroft, Walnut Acres, Eagle Peak Montessori Foot Hill Middle School, North Gate High school, Ygnacio Valley High School are seeing real, tangible results in their math understanding.

Our Director, Revati Sitarama, is excited to meet with you to discuss your child's math needs. Call us at 925-930-9400 or visit us in person at 2250, Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek, CA_94598, near Nob Hill Store close to Mod Pizza & Starbucks (in the opposite complex) .

We're excited to see your child fall in love with math at Mathnasium! Sign up today for a Complimentary Math Skills Assessment.

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