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Cultivating Engagement in Kids

 

Cultivating engagement is more valuable than you think.

Cultivating engagement is more valuable than you think.

We’ve talked a lot about how beneficial people and leadership development is for your child’s future. Today we are going to touch on the benefits of cultivating engagement. Engagement is not only measured in the amount of focus a child has, but their ability to respond to a stimulus as well. With focus and response together, you create a sense of engagement. Cultivating that skill is going to be invaluable in the long run.

Why does the ability to engage matter?

Engagement is the skill that separates excellent employees from average ones. When a person can engage with their work and the world around them, they learn more effectively and can create a more lasting impact.

Cultivating engagement using fundraising.

Fundraising for a child’s favorite club, sport, or for their school is a great way to help them learn to engage effectively. How does it work? Well, when you give your child the resources and opportunities to get involved in something that they care about, they are more likely to come out of their shell and engage.

How can I get my child to engage?

Cultivating engagement can be done using a few simple principles.

  1. Activate their previous knowledge.
  2. Encourage interacting with the group.
  3. Foster their desire to get better.
  4. Cut down on waiting time.
  5. Give them a choice.
  6. Support creative and independent thought.

As you work with your child on your fundraiser, you need to take the time to ensure that they are engaged. At the end of the day, that is the purpose of your process. The money is important, but the skills your child can learn are even more important. Rather than giving them the answers to tough questions about fundraising, let them explore the concepts on their own. Ask them what they know, what they wonder about, and what they want to learn. By inviting them to give their own input, you are inviting them to participate using their sharp mental skills, thus cultivating their sense of engagement.

Let Challenge 4 Kids Help Your Kids Achieve Fundraising Success!

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Source: https://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200603/JablonBTJ.pdf

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