Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/04/2014 -- Most children start to learn how to read and count in Grade One. However recent studies show that starting to teach children these skills at an earlier age will speed up their development. At-home lessons are a major contributing factor.
Many parents have raised concern about the poor performance of their children in grade school. They often feel that they are to blame because of a lack of involvement in their child’s education. Parent involvement aside, a child's early formative years do play a critical role in their performance later on. This means that whether the involvement is from a parent or extra activities to reinforce lessons, they are important.
"The performance of a child in Grade school does not only have to do with the current efforts of the parents, but it can also be traced back to the quality of numerical and verbal foundation of the student as a toddler," said Sebastian Thompson, a grade school Mathematics teacher.
Thompson revealed that most of his students who are lagging behind in mathematics made it clear that they are not familiar with the basic concepts of the subject. He suggested that parents provide their children with the ability to practice what they learn at home. The best way to do that is to often have tutorials and kits that help them cope with future lessons.
"When our son reached Grade 2, we were already panicking over his lessons. I didn’t want to teach him the wrong way. I felt a lot of pressure as the first mentor of my child," shared a mother of two, Anastacia Harolds. Informative websites like ExtraMathQuestions.com, can keep parents up-to-date with information and relevant discussions.
Mrs. Harolds admitted to having considered sending her son to a tutorial center just to help him with lessons but battled with the costs and transportation issues. Eventually, she found a new tool that can assist her in teaching her child without having to send him anywhere.
"We use Grade 2 Math Kit, which are all perfect for my son's lessons. Not all of them are exactly in the curriculum, but it was enough to at least complement his learning from school," Harolds shared.
Harolds is just one of the hundreds of mothers who would rather tutor their kids at home than hire someone to do it for them. This move has likewise been hailed by early education experts due to its holistic impacts on kids. According to them, kids who were home taught were not only performing better in class, but are also exuding more confidence in their classroom activities.
By using learning modules, like the Grade 2 Math Tutorials for Kids that the Harolds used, parents can have a clear guideline on what to teach and how to teach their children. Tutorial notes and activity books also make learning more fun for students, especially for graders who have relatively shorter attention span.