In these days when financial crisis pulls down our daily budget, we all have to find ways on how to save money therefore we begin cutting down on what we spend. When you have kids who are not performing well in their studies, especially with English, you may have hired a professional tutor to help them but now, because of money matters, you might have to consider stopping their daily sessions. Getting a tutor nowadays can be a problem but this does not need to happen if you know how to teach your kids good English.
Now the only challenge that parents meet when they teach their kids good English is how to get their undivided attention. Kids can sometimes become very hyperactive and you need to have them listen to you in order for them to learn. In order to make the experience traumatic and frustrating, you need to make the learning experience a fun one for kids. If you have no idea how to do so, then you take the following simple tips:
First of all, you have to understand that kids have a strong sense of imagination. Therefore, you can use that when dealing with the English language. Try using pictures and let them pronounce and speak what the picture is. If they make mistakes, correct them gently. Remember that they are still children; therefore you need to be gentle with them. Read them a good story, maybe a fairy tale. Once you are done reading, let them pronounce easy words every day until they familiarize themselves.
Next thing you can do is to mix creativity and the English language. For example, you can draw a picture of a cat or a dog and then let them spell it out using colored markers or crayons. It is often a good idea to use this medium as children are very much interested with colors and art. Letting them practice spelling words builds up their confidence and encouraging them makes them more interested in learning good English.
Another suggestion that I can give you is to teach your kids how to spell properly. Spelling is often a good foundation for the English language and the ability to spell correctly is an advantage for young learners. I will be writing an article about that specific subject so I advice you not to miss it. You will definitely learn more techniques on how to become a good and a fun tutor to your kids or even, make this into a small business by tutoring other kids for a fee! You can also save more money because you don’t have to rely on professional tutors for your kids to learn proper English.
You can also have your kids play with computer games that teach good English grammar like Bookworm and others. You can also let them familiarize and teach them some English checkers so that they can use it when they have assignments, provided that they ask for your assistance. Remember that teaching your kids proper English need not be too strict. You can make it fun-filled and educational at the same time.