3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Child’s General Knowledge

If your child is of school age, it is likely that they come home every day and surprise you with knowledge and facts they’ve gained. Schools do a great job of introducing children to a wide range of topics and developing their knowledge in different subject areas, but they can’t cover everything. Why not introduce some general knowledge time at home, so that your kid can satisfy their curiosity, learn more about the world around them, and fill in any gaps that schools have missed? These simple activities will all go a long way toward boosting your child’s general knowledge, but they shouldn’t cost you too much time or effort.

Develop Their Geography

All too often, children start learning about specific things in their school geography lessons, before they’ve ever had a chance to fully grasp concepts such as boundaries between countries or have a good look at a map. If you purchase a world map or, even better, a globe, your child is likely to be absorbed for hours in studying where different countries are and learning about map boundaries. You can supplement this knowledge with some of the great videos available on YouTube, which offer children insights into different areas and cultures around the world.

See What’s on TV

Different channels on TV can also provide interesting information and introduce your kid to a whole new world of knowledge—try a history or nature channel to get them inspired to learn about the past or the natural world. The best part is, that this really requires no extra input from you, so it’s a simple yet effective way to boost your child’s knowledge!

Read Widely

It may be that your kid has a favorite bedtime story that they want you to return to over and over again – there is no issue with this, but it may be worth starting your bedtime reading session a little earlier in the night so that you can read a different text before turning back to their beloved favorite. Reading widely is one of the best ways to get kids interested in different subjects and develop their general knowledge—pick up books from your local library about history, science, exploration, religion, literature, and art, and your child will absorb some of this knowledge without even realizing it.