You know if you have learned a topic to a sufficient standard when you can teach others what you have learned. Often parents help children by helping them with rote learning, drilling and repetition of facts. Rote method and repetition of facts should not be the only methods you use to help your child learn. Learning is about interaction, reflection, understanding and inspiration. It needs to be articulated and thought through. Thus learning cannot be achieved by mere repetition and drilling. The process of children articulating their ideas to someone else helps children and adults to understand, question and explore topics they have learned.
Let your children teach you or a sibling. For example, let them explain the nine times tables magic trick, something they learned in science, a history topic, how to make something, how to do an activity they enjoy such as roller skating or something they have learned in an extra curriculum activity. You may even decide to be a little confused; this will inspire them to think of different ways to explore a topic and clarify what they have been trying to teach you.
By allowing your child to teach you and others, they will understand that we all are continually learning and that it is not just the job of students in an educational setting. You will give your child a sense of pride and self-esteem as they explain, explore and reflect whilst they are expressing themselves and having fun.