I definitely think it is easier to teach subjects that can be researched, like what is a gazebo or what is photosynthesis, compared to topics which needs application in life like love for one’s country. The subject Social Studies is all about the Philippines. While the book study is important to give facts to our children, studying it alone through books won’t produce a love of country in our kids.
Since the country is celebrating its 114th Independence day, I thought of sharing this post about how we teach love of country to our kids:
The most important would be the parents should love their own country. Our children need to hear us speak highly of our country. We should choose the words we use when talking about our country in front of our kids.
Visit as many historical places as possible. Museums would be a good place to go to and discuss the importance of these places to the country.
Discuss festivals and holidays since this is a good way to share more about the country’s cultures to your kids.
Visit different parts of your country to explore and see more of your own country. Discover its beauty and heritage up close!
Speak the local language at home.
Support the country during international competitions. Watch the games live if possible as it sparks a sense of nationalism and pride.
Do you have other suggestions how to instill a love of country in your children?