How to Motivate Children: Science-Based Approaches for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

What’s the best way to motivate children? The intrinsic motivation to learn about the world around us begins in infancy. This type of motivation can either be encouraged or suppressed by the experiences adults provide for children. Psychological research points to a set of promising approaches that parents and practitioners can use to promote positive motivation and learning during development.

The article briefly goes through ways to support, engage, and interact with children in the ways that are most beneficial at a young age.

These psychological research points are brought to you by the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University.

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For a more in-depth look at the science behind motivation in regards to child development, click here.

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