How to improve Kids knowledge?

@maehan (1444)
United States
May 18, 2007 12:11pm CST
Is school teaches enough? Is my child have enough knowledge. There isn't much homework to do. I have to give extra tuition and activities to stimulate their brain. What activities and homework do you give your kids?
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
18 May 07
School does not teach enough. It is up to the parents to also teach at home, what is necessary to live a good life in this world. Too often parents rely on the schools to teach their children everything and they don't do anyting to teach them how to be good people, to be nice and to be honest. I make my daughter write her goals down for the year and then put them on the refrigerator and I make her look at it every day before she leaves the house. I make her clean her room, help clean the house and help me cook. This teaches her responsibility. She also volunteers at my job, this teaches her the value of hard work and money is not so easily given.
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@maehan (1444)
• United States
18 May 07
Ya, you are right. I am pretty concern on this as in Asia, the homework are sufficient to cover their day.
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
21 May 07
It is a concern everywhere I am afraid! We just have to try more at home. I sometimes slip and don't take the time to help my daughter study more, but I try. That is all we can do!
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@sonu86 (15)
• India
1 Jun 07
no aunti, not only school teaching but teaching should be given form home , b\c home is the 1st school of any student & parents are the teacher . I am also an science student and belongs to India. u can add me as a friend.
@maehan (1444)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Thank you dear, nice meeting you and thanks for your response.
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• Australia
22 May 07
Hello maehan Learning by doing, there is the best way to improve their knowledge. Give more brain activity to your kid, and let them learn by their self. Reading can improve their knowledge too. I usually give my niece puzzle and book, or I let her play with other people and try a thing can make her learn faster. God bless you *angel www.beautycosmetictips.com
@maehan (1444)
• United States
22 May 07
You are sweet that you assist your neice. Yeh, I will do that. God bless you too. Little angel :o)
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• United States
18 May 07
For me I make sure we read a book every night. I buy games that are educational and fun not just silly. I am not a big fan of video games but I will buy ones that are educational, my son has a few that help him with his math. Basically any toy that is repetetive will teach your child things they need to learn. May be annoying to you but is great for teaching. Also they have great workbooks now on the market that your child can use say on summer vacation to help them stay fresh
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@maehan (1444)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes, summer vacation is the time for them to get prepare too!
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@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
18 May 07
i think the best way for kids to obtain more knowledge is through reading. Join the library reading program. Visit the library a few times every week. Pick out a book together and take turns reading a chapter every night. Right now my daughter is reading Winn-Dixie to me. As a treat for finishing the book we are going to rent the movie and pop popcorn and watch it together. I also will keep her working on her math and spelling this summer vacation.
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@maehan (1444)
• United States
18 May 07
Totally agree, I have started them to read when they are two. Thank you.
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@MisterPlus (1915)
• Philippines
18 May 07
Let a child play. Through play they learn. Give them assignments like a play or game they will like.
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@maehan (1444)
• United States
1 Jun 07
That's a splendid idea!
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• Canada
18 May 07
No we as parents need to help teach our children all the time . As parents we have to be able to teach our children things they are not always taught in school , like how we should always be kind to other's even when other's are not alway kind to us . There are lessons we can always teach our children when they ask us a question about what is the right way to do things in life . Just taking a child with you to do groceries and getting them to help you out can teach them the cost of things and how we learn to budget . There are so many every day things we can teach our children .
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@maehan (1444)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yeh, totally agree.
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@Phlamingho (7827)
• Denmark
18 May 07
If you can aford it you can always send your child to a better school. THere're plenty of nice private schools out there :-)
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@PsychoDude (2013)
• Netherlands
18 May 07
How old are your kids? On primary school we didn't have much homework here in example, myself I started to watch quite a lot of discovery channel back then, which I still do today along with animal planet, other discovery packages and national geographic along. At high school homework became quite a lot although I skipped most on that as I considered it to be of no additional value to be honest. Mainly as time went by I focussed on educating myself along a lot as well through documentary series and reading material. No kids myself, but I'd probably let them figure it out for themselves on how and what they want to learn.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
20 Jun 07
I think planning family activities around the school education really helps as well, as helping with experiences etc.... No, school does not teach enough, Teach a child how to read, and how to become interactive in furthering their own learning and studies... and encourage experiences, and take trips, and help expose them to different cultures, religions, and types of people. This will help them learn what they are not learning in school. - DNatureofDTrain