Although your child may be capable of completing homework without you looking over their shoulder, creating an intellectually stimulating environment at home will keep their curiosity fresh and help them stay motivated to learn. Continue to keep age appropriate books and magazines around the house and help them discover new ways to research topics if their interests start to change. For example, if your child suddenly becomes interested in motorsports then introduce them to a relevant magazine. Or if your child shows an interest in photography then why not encourage them to set up a blog to show off their work? Hobbies are an excellent means of keeping your child engaged and motivated, so look out for new events and group activities in the community for them to take part in. Sports offer plenty of opportunities for team work, tactical thinking and problem solving, whilst non-active clubs such as chess clubs encourage planning ahead and sharpen critical thinking skills – all whilst having fun!
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