Identifying Your Child's Academic Strengths

(Sponsored Post) Every person has their own unique skills, abilities and strengths that make them unique. It’s often the reason behind many people’s career paths, hobbies and further education choices.

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In an academic sense, there’s plenty of opportunities for children to develop new and inviting skills that enhance career prospects and how they perform in school, which is why identifying them is so important. With tips from this day nursery in Lincoln, we take a look at ways to help your child in their key academic strengths.

Use a checklist

See if your child had these qualities (though not an exhaustive list) that all aid academic progression:

  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Loyalty
  • A good listener
  • Accepts differences in others
  • Can understand complicated problems
  • Mental arithmatic skills
  • Communication
  • Creativity

See what your child is strong at and what you’re finding they need assistance with, which can often be found when you’re watching your child do homework, discussions with your teacher and when speaking to your child directly.

Ensure you regularly focus on your child 1 on 1

The biggest way you’ll learn about where your child is stronger in certain skills compared to others is by speaking to your child about their school work. They will be more inclined to share what they need help with by having these regular conversations.

You’ll also be able to see when your child begins to progress in a certain area. When this happens praise their effort for what they’ve done - they’ll be sure to remember it.

Encourage your child to pursue their passions

You should always follow the lead of your child first and foremost. Whatever their passions and interests may be, you should allow them to learn more about them and how they will use them to grow. 

Aim to support your child when they tell you what they want to learn about, whatever that may be and even if it changes regularly. They may not be a traditional academic area, but doing well in one area can often support progress in other areas. Give your child the freedom to learn and discover what they like and they’ll soon strengthen the skills in that area for themselves.

Disclosure: this is a guest post.

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