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How to Cultivate a Learning Culture at Home

If you grew up with a teacher as a parent, you know learning at home is non-negotiable. From your diction, to your handwriting to your math, everything has to be on point. 

But you don't have to be a teacher to cultivate a culture of learning at home. Take Ben Carson's mom; she was illiterate, but it didn't stop her from creating a learning culture for her boys. In this article, we'll look at 4 ways to promote a learning culture at home:

1. Lead by example

Kids are like sponges – they soak up everything around them, especially the behaviours of their parents. So, if you want to instill a love of learning in your children, show them how it's done! Whether it's reading a book every month or trying out a new skill. 

You can also share stories of how learning has enriched your own life and how it can open doors to new opportunities and experiences. This would inspire them to want to learn more too.

2. Make learning part of their daily routines

Turn everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning, or even shopping into opportunities for learning. Encourage your children to get involved and ask questions along the way. For instance, they may ask why you use certain ingredients when you cook. You can use that opportunity to teach them about nutrition.

3. Encourage learning habits

Encourage your kids to set personal learning goals that align with their interests and passions. Whether it's learning a new language, mastering a musical instrument, or reading a book, setting goals helps keep everyone motivated and focused on their learning journey.

4. Celebrate learning achievements

Take the time to acknowledge and celebrate their learning achievements, big or small. Whether it's mastering a new skill, completing a challenging project, or reaching a personal learning goal.

One thing cultivating a learning culture does for kids is that it expands their minds and exposes them to a variety of knowledge. You never know which of these knowledge will come in handy later in life or it may open up a new career path for them.