We all want our children to be high achievers and to develop well, both intellectually and socially. Although school, in particular, is where much of a child’s learning takes place, there are also many ways of ensuring that your children are motivated to learn outside of the classroom, which in turn helps them to perform even better academically.
One great habit to encourage in your child is reading. Take the time to read with your child, or do so as a family. Also encourage your child to express his opinion, discuss his feelings and make his own choices, such as selecting his own extracurricular activities. Spend time playing with your children, and show enthusiasm for their interests. When they get home from school, ask them what they learned that day rather than just what grades they achieved, as this breeds confidence and enthusiasm.
Another tried and tested way of motivating your child is praising them for learning and good behaviour. If a child is shown time and time again that good behaviour or learning is rewarded, then they are much more likely to repeat that behaviour over time. In addition to the verbal encouragement, though, many children may also take pride in more visual indications of their achievements, such as custom stickers or certificates. It is for this reason that many websites such as Brainwaves have sprung up that offer a variety of certificates and custom stickers for children, displaying a range of positive messages.
So, whether you want to reward your child for healthy habits such as washing their hands or putting used tissues in the bin, or are instead looking for something with a more general positive message such as ‘well done’ or ‘very good’, we have every type of sticker that you could ever need right here at Brainwave!