For many college prep school or private elementary school educators, a
significant emphasis is placed on making the learning experience fun.
When children develop an early love of learning, they are much more likely
to succeed when they enter a private high school and, later, college.
Here are some of the ways that you can make learning fun for your private
elementary school student.
Read Together Frequently
You should set aside time every day to read with your
preparatory school student, and make sure to choose a variety of book genres. When your child
discovers the amazing world he can access through literature, he will
begin to seek out books and opportunities to read on his own. Reading
books from different time periods, cultures, and about a variety of subjects
will ensure that your child continues learning, even outside of his private
Participate in Fun Learning Activities Outside of School
You should also be sure to participate in fun learning activities with
your child outside of his college prep school. You can arrange fun field
trips to museums and zoos, and do workbooks with him in your home. You
should also encourage unstructured play time with toys, games, and books
that support learning, such as blocks and puzzles. These activities can
teach your child creative problem-solving skills and arithmetic.
Celebrate School Achievements
When your child does well in school, you should celebrate his achievements.
Whether he got a good grade on a test, completed a school project or assignment,
or received praise from his teacher, recognizing his achievements can
help him associate learning with positive outcomes. It can also inspire
confidence to continue learning.
At The Quarry Lane School, we provide a positive, challenging curriculum
for the students at our
college preparatory school near Dublin, CA. Our private elementary school prepares students to attend our college
prep high school, and to later attend college or university. To learn
more about our philosophy, admissions, and curriculum, call us today at