The earlier the better! You’ve heard this being said to urge you either to take up an opportunity or solve a problem that could easily become a conundrum. But nowhere is this axiom apt than when it comes to laying the educational foundation for your child. The foundation that you give your child, early in his/her formative learning go a long way in determining if at all they will their academic potential in the future. It is therefore important for parent to pay more than a cursory attention to their children academic as early as they are in the pre-unit level.
Due to the demanding nature of today’s living parents are often boxed in their careers and most hardly spare some time to track how their children are performing at school. Most parents only get interested with their children academic performance when the children are nearing a crucial exam that will usher them into the next stage. That is when the parents begin gazing at the grades of their children, often with anxiety and dismay. This is normally too late because quite little can be done to reverse the situation.
Laying a solid foundation for your child involves choosing a good school for them. A good school will afford your child the discipline to be responsible, the urge to be competitive and the social skills to interact. This a parent can tell by checking on the performance of the school in both academics and in cultural activities.
While shopping around for the school of your child it is also imperative to know the education system in which the school operates. The systems could be the IGCSE, 844 e.t.c with each having its own merits and demerits. There are systems that claim to promote the overall growth of the child, socially and academically, but without giving the child any exams to gauge their comprehension of the concepts taught in various subjects. Such schools are fatal to your child’s development in the future, particularly when they join colleges where exams are used to determine who should graduate.
Laying of a robust foundation doesn’t end there: » Read more: Give Your Child a Solid Foundation