How do you motivate your child to learn?
We all know the old saying “practice makes perfect” and in our recent research project with MMU, we proved that children who practiced the most, improved the fastest.
But, as parents ourselves we know that keeping children engaged and practicing, especially something like maths, can be a challenge.
So how do you to motivate your child?
Most of us use – let’s call them incentives – to encourage our children.
“Practice it one more time now, then we can go to the park after school”
“You can have this bag of sweets if you just try for 10 more minutes”
“If you get your homework done today your friends can come for tea tomorrow”
We’ve all done it and let’s be honest it works – if the child actually values the rewards.
And when you think about it, that’s life – we go to work and our reward is a pay cheque at the end of the month. We spend time with family and friends and we develop good relationships. We work hard at school and end up with good grades. In other words, we put effort in and get something in return.
So, if you are looking for ways to motivate your child, incentives that they value can be really effective. That’s why we’ve added PLYTIME Tokens and Rewards.
Children collect tokens as they practice that they can exchange for real rewards such as store vouchers and games.
It’s a win-win for the child – the more they improve the more they can earn! And it’s great for parents too as you won’t have to try to motivate them to practice!
If you want to help motivate your child to improve their primary maths and give them a valuable reason to do so, you can give it a try with a free taster week of PLYTIME Learning
We’re looking to add new rewards so if you’ve got any great ideas for things that would motivate your child please contact us and let us know.