healthy growth study habits in your Children It’s not an easy job. Children often survive Learning Because they don’t find it interesting. No one enjoys munching on a pile of books and being stressed until they get a headache, and kids often forget what they’re trying to remember while studying, which is exhausting. you are aware of the difficulties associated with teaching Children whether you are a parent, teacher or other caregiver. If you’re not on top of your game, they quickly become distracted, tired, bored and lose interest. Children learn better when they have fun, so it’s a good idea to try to make learning as enjoyable as possible for them. (Also read: Parenting Tips: Here’s How Parents Can Shape Their Child’s Personality ,
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Angana Nandy, Developmental Psychologist and Founder of Hopscotch Child Therapy shared, “When it comes to studies, children can be a handful. Learning to study can be a struggle for children. Some of them are not motivated to do so, and some of them cannot concentrate for long periods of time. Parents often get frustrated because they feel that their child does not understand what they are telling them trying to teach, or they just don’t have enough time to help their kids with their homework.” She further suggests effective strategies and activities that parents can use to make studying fun for their children.
1. Create a Learning Environment
The best way to make learning fun for children at home is to create an environment that encourages learning. This includes having the right resources (such as books) and a place to study quietly away from distractions such as TV or video games.
2. Plan Ahead for Entertaining Learning Activities
One of the most important things is to make sure your child knows what they are going to study. This way, they will feel more eager to learn new things. Plan fun activities in advance so that when your child comes home from school, all he needs to do is pick up his stuff and start his homework. Before starting the activity make sure you have enough time for it so that your child does not feel rushed or pressured to start immediately.
3. Make Learning a Game
Another strategy is to have games or activities that will help your child learn better. It could be something as simple as playing a game together or doing puzzles together. You can turn homework into a competition between you and your child. You can challenge each other to see who can complete their homework first or see who can get the most points for successfully completing it. The key is not to make it too competitive so that it starts to become stressful for your child.
4. Experiment with different methods of learning.
If your child has trouble remembering things, try making flashcards or taking notes by hand. If your child needs to learn new words, say them out loud in a fun way. Try drawing pictures and acting them out for him. Find out what works best. Some children learn best by doing things step-by-step while others require more open-ended activities that allow them to explore on their own terms. There is no right or wrong way; Just find out what works best for your child.
5. Use Storytelling
Makeup stories about what they’re learning. It is a great way to build on existing expressive and receptive language skills.
6. Give Rewards
Rewards are always a great way to encourage good behavior in children. Praise them when they complete their work on time or you can even create a reward chart where each day has a specific task that needs to be completed before the study time is over. A small but meaningful reward is given to the child upon completion.
7. Set Small Tasks
Give your child small tasks that require concentration and attention. For example, if you want him to read textbooks, set a timer for 20 minutes and ask him to read one chapter at a time while listening to music that doesn’t distract. Encourage using paper and pencil instead of relying on technology when it comes to studying.
8. Enjoy the Process
Make studying fun for you as well as your children. Taking excessive stress on your child’s schoolwork will rarely help you achieve the desired results. A stress free learning environment is most conducive to learning.
Studies show that students who enjoy the learning process do better academically than those who fear it. Make it a fun process by discussing math concepts related to your child’s favorite outdoor sport such as reading a book or playing a game outside in the midst of nature.