The 6 Most Important Traits for Growing Learners

Thursday - June 26, 2014

Encourage development of these six characteristics to help your child grow into a successful young learner.

 

Certain traits are responsible for allowing children to naturally learn better, either by making them more interested and therefore more attentive to different types of material, or by aiding them in retaining the information that they learn. Obviously, it’s impossible to radically change your child’s personality, but there are ways to encourage their natural traits.

Foster the development of these key traits in your growing learners:

1.       Creativity. Creativity is incredibly important in helping children explore new methods of thinking and learning. Encourage creativity by giving your child plenty of opportunities to express him/herself artistically or in new ways.

2.       Curiosity. Natural curiosity is what drives the great innovators of the world to open new doors and explore the boundaries of human knowledge. Curiosity will make your child want to learn more about everything. Encourage curiosity by asking lots of questions of your child.

3.       Confidence. A confident learner will be prepared for any intellectual challenge. Prepare your child with confidence by allowing him/her to make his/her own decisions independently whenever possible.

4.       Abstraction. Help your child think outside the box, which can easily build critical thinking skills necessary for a number of subjects. Present ideas in new lights, and reward your child for trying to tackle old problems in new ways.

5.       Ambition. An ambition to learn is an overlooked quality. Ambition has a negative association with it in some lights, but if your child is eager to learn more, they’ll perform better academically. Give your child the drive to succeed by illustrating how important it is to learn new things.

6.       Communication. The more your child talks—and more importantly, listens—to others, the better off he/she will be. Practice conversing with your child regularly, and encourage them to listen to others, especially their teachers and peers.

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Certain traits are responsible for allowing children to naturally learn better, either by making them more interested and therefore more attentive to different types of material, or by aiding them in retaining the information that they learn. Obviously, it’s impossible to radically change your child’s personality, but there are ways to encourage their natural traits.

Foster the development of these key traits in your growing learners:

1.       Creativity. Creativity is incredibly important in helping children explore new methods of thinking and learning. Encourage creativity by giving your child plenty of opportunities to express him/herself artistically or in new ways.

2.       Curiosity. Natural curiosity is what drives the great innovators of the world to open new doors and explore the boundaries of human knowledge. Curiosity will make your child want to learn more about everything. Encourage curiosity by asking lots of questions of your child.

3.       Confidence. A confident learner will be prepared for any intellectual challenge. Prepare your child with confidence by allowing him/her to make his/her own decisions independently whenever possible.

4.       Abstraction. Help your child think outside the box, which can easily build critical thinking skills necessary for a number of subjects. Present ideas in new lights, and reward your child for trying to tackle old problems in new ways.

5.       Ambition. An ambition to learn is an overlooked quality. Ambition has a negative association with it in some lights, but if your child is eager to learn more, they’ll perform better academically. Give your child the drive to succeed by illustrating how important it is to learn new things.

6.       Communication. The more your child talks—and more importantly, listens—to others, the better off he/she will be. Practice conversing with your child regularly, and encourage them to listen to others, especially their teachers and peers.

Stay tuned for the latest news and tips from Columbia Academy! Be sure you like Columbia Academy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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