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What’s Your Parenting Education Style? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

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Stressed about HBL and worried your kids have too much screen time? HP’s New Asian Learning Experience study sheds light on different parenting approaches.

Home-based learning has turned all of us into teachers, whether we like it or not! Somewhat presciently, HP Inc. in Singapore recently conducted a survey of Asian millennial parents to better understand their educational goals for their children and how they best learn. Topics like screen time, print vs. digital content, and rote learning vs. more open-minded methods were all covered. In total, the survey included feedback from 3,177 parents across Singapore, Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, with children between 5-10 years old and parents aged 25 to 42.

Quiz: What’s Your Educational Parenting Style?

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Asking the question How does your child learn best?, the survey teased out some super interesting data on the eternal screen time debate. For instance, it turns out children are actually more engaged and less distracted when using digital learning tools like an app, game or tablet. They actually smiled more and stayed engaged for up to 15% longer as compared to similar activities with printed materials (they also required far fewer prompts to “sit still and stop fidgeting!” – good to know that’s not just a constant refrain in our house!).

Click here for  fun printables for kids ages 2 to 12!

On the other hand, the study found much higher rates of parent-child interaction (and bonding) with print-based activities rather than digital devices. Parents were, unsurprisingly, more involved in actively teaching their children rather than simply observing. Children were also more responsive to their parents’ instructions and questions compared to with digital activities. Print-based learning was particularly effective when it came to learning and writing new words for older kids (aged 8-10), who performed 25% better on a Japanese character-writing exercise than the digital-only and digital + print groups.

HP also delved into parents’ own attitudes. For instance, while the survey found that all parents across countries value experiential learning over rote memorisation, 68% of Asian parents use rote-based learning methods, even though 47% value open-mindedness (not that they’re mutually exclusive). Parents also shed light on their varying levels of involvement in helping their children learn and their hopes and fears for their children’s future.

Analysis of the survey responses revealed five main parental “mindsets” in the region:

What’s your parental mindset? Take our quiz to find out!

What’s your approach to your child’s learning? Do you think it’s changed during the Circuit Breaker period, or only become more evident? Take our quiz to find out more!

No matter what type of parent you are, we know you’re doing your best! Whether you prefer digital or print learning, HP can help you support your child’s educational journey with Print, Play & Learn, a free online resource with fun activities for kids ages 2 to 12. It’s got everything from craftwork and colouring projects to connect-the-dots puzzles and mazes. Whether you need to buy yourself some quiet time to get work done, or you’re looking for a fun bonding activity with your kiddo, HP has got you covered!

Want to find out more or read the full NALE report? Email [email protected]!

Brought to you in partnership with HP Inc.

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