GETTING YOUR CHILD
TO STUDY AND LEARN
As a parent, you must
remember that you and your child have a long
term relationship. People will come and go but
you, as a parent, provide your child's
continuity. Children learn as much at home as in
school. It is important to keep in mind
"how" children learn as well as
"what" they learn. Learning takes
time and needs concentration; you can easily
help your child to study and to learn.
Learning takes time and
Remember things which are obvious to you,
are not so for 7 year olds. Understand, if they make mistakes.
As they get older, their
attention span increases. They now
begin to learn to screen out distractions. Help
them by sitting down with them for short periods
of time, and see them through something.
Helping your child to study
perfect. Encourage them to repeat and
to use facts and ideas until they have mastered
them. Ask them to repeat everything.
Give regular tests
so that you know where you child
Use teaching aids.
Get more books to help you teach. There
are a wide range of "workbooks" for
maths, reading, spelling etc. which can be fun,
when done together.
Allocate a certain time for
studying which suits both of you. A
child definitely works better with a parent
close at hand for support, questions and help,
Encourage your child to
about different topics and be
Show them what resources
are available to them i.e. the local
library, encyclopedias etc.
Helping your child to learn
opportunities. Point out interesting
things during the day, wherever you are- be it
the kitchen, car, post office- and try to
make everything a learning experience while
child.Praise and compliment your child
but accurately. Keep reminding them of their
Present topics in an
There are a variety of
sources available to help you: books, educative
commercials and even television.
Don't refrain from
asking for help when required. You are
a parent not an encyclopedia! Seek additional
help from tutors or friends, when you really
feeling the need. This is definitely not an
admission of failure.