It’s sad that many people—adults as well as children—associate “learning” with boring school lessons, and can hardly wait to “outgrow” it. The truth is, someone who has stopped learning has stopped growing, and is stagnant and barely alive.
If your children groan at the word “learning,” show them its real definition: acquiring knowledge through experimenting, experiencing, or absorbing. It isn’t about memorizing facts or getting the highest grades. It’s about continually challenging yourself to expand your horizons and improve your world—regardless of your age, education, or IQ.
You’ve heard of the “three R’s” of traditional education. Here are “seven R’s” for showing your kids (and possibly yourself!) how to love real learning for its own sake.
All the above ingrain the truth that real learning is fun. Who knows: they might even help your kids see their “regular” schools with new eyes!