Studies show that children learn best when the learning is active, when they are engaged in hands-on games and activities, and involved in what they are learning.
Scientists believe that when children use all of their senses, it helps their brains create pathways that make it easier and quicker for them to retain information.
A diary, for example, is an excellent communication tool. Encourage your child to write in their diary once a week, about any topic that they like—their weekend, their week at school, future plans etc. Set aside some time each week to sit down as a family and to allow your child to read their entry aloud to you and then have a discussion about what they’ve written. By filling out the diary and reading it aloud to you, your child is required to practise both their written and verbal communication skills.