Strong study skills are the critical component in making the students learn faster and have more fun. So, if you are wondering as a parent, how can you help your child develop the study skills they require to achieve academic success & see benefits beyond the classroom as well? Here are the 7 tips to get started.
- Have Positive Attitude
Students’ performance and learning aptitude is directly influenced by parental attitudes towards education. Parents should create a positive attitude toward learning at home so that their children can learn to love learning & education. Whether it’s history, science, reading, math or even writing a story, help him and enable him to explore that learning is a journey of exciting discoveries. As your child sees the joy & excitement of learning that brings to your life, he will also get motivated and receive a positive attitude towards learning & discovering new things.
- Let your child know you trust them
Create a friendly & open environment where your child can express their honest feelings, likes, dislikes and concerns. Furthermore, make sure you validate your child’s thoughts when he shares with you, even if you disagree.
- Create an organised routine from day 1
Creating an organized and regular routine from day 1 for dinner-time, bed-time, play-time etc will help your child to fall into the fixed pattern and understand the time management for learning. You can use picture schedules, clocks and other routine management strategies to fix the best & optimum plan for learning.
- Set up a learning space
Create an uncluttered and clean place in your home, where your child can learn & study without any interruption. Make sure the desk should contain proper stationery items, tablets or laptops in its designated workspace. You can also hang a whiteboard or bulletin board, colourful sticky notes or inspirational posters there. This designated setup will help your child to keep him motivated and engaged.
- Encourage different styles of learning
Every child has different patterns & styles of learning. However, helping your child to discover his preferred learning styles and encouraging him to use a mix sometimes will improve his rate as well as the quality of learning. Generally, there are different styles of learning including verbal, physical, visual, auditory, logical (mathematical), social & solitary. For instance, children who are visual learners will learn fast & at ease while seeing how things work. On the other hand, children who are auditory learners will learn best by listening.
P.S. For young children, it’s beneficial to explore and employ different types of learning styles.
- Try Game-Based Learning
Game-based learning is not at all a new concept, yet a great addition for parents and teachers to embrace knowledge and motivate children to learn. Using fun-learning games as an education tool provides numerous advantages including opportunities for deeper learning and the development of non-cognitive skills.
- Teach them learning, memorizing and taking break techniques
Lastly, but not least, teach them innovative learning methodologies and help them to memorize the facts & figures. Make sure you are involved completely in your child’s learning styles & cultivating the unique learning methods & strategies for your child. Moreover, help them to plan their study schedule to get enough space for other subjects as well as for extra-curricular activities. Taking a 10 to 15 minutes break after every one hour can do wonders in keeping your child more productive and focused.
We, at Ekya Schools, focus on the method of “Live the Lesson”, which helps our students to know what to learn and how to learn. Our experiential learning methodologies aid our students to excel in every field irrespective of the board they choose in the senior programme.