Motivate your Child in doing their Projects
Kids under this age group are more prepared to do the projects themselves than when they are in their lower grade levels. Normally, children below 4th grade are more dependent on their parents when it comes to their schools’ projects and other assignments because they are too young to conceptualize something necessary in making good projects. It is in this particular class level through which the children are required to plan and complete their projects. Furthermore, because it is in the 4th grade level where schools introduce nationwide assessments tests, the completion of the students’ projects is sometimes left to their parents.
If the projects are left to the attention of the parents, their recollection of their early science projects may not be as vivid as before, that is, if their projects are completed by themselves and not their parents. These can be quite upsetting for kids especially under this age group or lower. The majority of parents are not comfortable using the Internet or other books on a particular subject. Though the libraries near their areas may have some publications, there is a possibility that these books were backlisted for a few months because almost all students of the same grade wanted similar materials. With this situation, this projects have a tendency to become uninteresting or dull; and parents may finish the projects themselves instead of their kids.
Like any other students especially in the lower levels, they still require assistance; and the Internet can provide them great ideas in order to complete their tasks. If necessary, the parents can also do online research if they want to check whether their kids’ chosen project ideas are safe for them or interesting. The children’s initial experiment is helpful to determine how they view science and this will also serve as their training to prepare them for the upcoming projects in the higher grade levels.
In addition,they must be thought-provoking for the students. Simplicity is also good for these projects; however, the idea is more important – it should inspire or stimulate the intellect.
In case the online research is left to the parents’ responsibility, they should remember that this is not an easy task and they may end up frustrated since there are various Web sites that do not display the full details of the project unless they subscribe and pay. Also, there are sites that provide unnecessary links and will only direct you to Web sites that are not relevant to your purpose.
If parents do not want to experience this tiring research on the Internet trying to look for some interesting projects, they can provide with good books related to the subject. You can purchase great books or e-books to help your kids in getting excellent ideas.