2. Celebrate Small Wins
When your child accomplishes something new, celebrate it. Tell him he did a good job. Remind him of what he was unable to do before and now that he has achieved it, tell him that you are proud of what he’s done. Children love validation. It helps in your quest to increase a child’s learning motivation.
This should not be confused with the rewards-and-punishment system. Never punish them for failing when they tried because kids will learn to fear failure. This is not good because they will stop trying because they wouldn’t want to fail.
3. Develop Healthy Study Habits
Teach your child to have healthy study habits. Designate an appropriate study area for your child in your home to keep distractions at a minimum. Show him the value of study breaks and develop a study plan together to minimize stress.
When kids understand that there is a certain way that they can follow to be able to study successfully according to their learning style, it becomes less of a task for them and more of a learning period that they can enjoy daily.
4. Read More, Scroll Less
When kids see adults reading, they become curious about books. Books are not just a great source of information, they are also what fires up your child’s imagination. What they learn from books stimulates their curiosity and encourages them to learn more about different things.
Encourage your kids to love reading. This is the fastest way to increase a child’s motivation to learn. A child who reads loves learning new things.
Lessen screen time and make reading time a part of your family bonding. This can be done in the afternoon after you’ve had a healthy lunch or before bedtime when one or both parents can read to their child or guide their child in choosing their reading material.
5. Form a Support System
When a child is not motivated to learn, sometimes a parent is the last person they want to hear encouragement from because they fear to hear the disappointment of their parents. Instead of adding pressure, you can find a mentor in the form of an older student, sibling, or teacher that the child feels comfortable with. Ask them for help in motivating your child to study or learn new things.