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Helpful Hints for Kids' Elementary School Education

Updated on August 30, 2015

Making Learning an Enjoyable Experience for Elementary School Children

Bringing children’s attention to studies may seem to be a tedious task especially during the early years of schooling. Most of us leave the complete responsibility of our children’s learning to the teachers at school. We, especially working parents, tend to overlook the innocent craving in our children’s eyes; the craving to be with parents. I am a mother of two. Both my girls are in high school now. When I look back, I feel, the decision to leave my job to be with them was appropriate since I find them very interested in studies. But it may not be practical for everyone to leave their job only for their children’s education. Some of the following tips may help you with attracting your kids’ imagination towards studies.


How to Improve Kids' Attention?

  • It is always better if at least one of the parents spend some time with the child at home. Child enjoys the company of mother or father.
  • To start with, you may just sit with him/her and try to start a conversation about what happened in the school on that particular day. Children are very much interested to share all the happenings in the school with their parents.
  • Slowly, you can ask him about the lessons he had in the school and gradually shift to textbooks. It is always important to note that a child’s attention span is very less and you need to stop the tutoring before the child starts whining. In the beginning, probably 10 to 15 minutes will suffice. Slowly you can increase the timing.
  • For difficult children, also it is always advisable to maintain a fixed time and fixed corner of the house to do tutoring.
  • Take the child to the nearby children’s library, frequently. This will boost their self-confidence and help in developing love towards books and reading
  • Never scold or give corporal punishment when you sit with them
  • Make sure that your child is not hungry and sleepy before starting the studies


How to Improve Kids' Attention?

Sitting with the child every day on a routine basis will help in cementing the study habits of children.

Summary

These simple tips can be adopted by any one easily. But, it is very important for the parents to be consistent with their children. Parents having children in preschool or elementary school will have to pay attention to their studies back home.

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      Hi Indian Chef

      thanks for validating this hub

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thumbi7, these are very useful tips for raising the kids. Parents should make a right mix of loving and be strict with them so they are molded properly.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Hi international school review,

      Thanks for the visit and comment :)

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      international school review 5 years ago

      I am a full time mother of 2 kids. I totally agree with what you have written. Those tips were great and effective. Keep on sharing your brilliant thoughts. :)

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Hi Ishwaryaa,

      This is all my experiences with my children

      Our experiences with our parents shape our character and it is the key element in our life

      I am sure you will be a good mother.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Hi Tara,

      I always appreciate your comments.

      Glad that you like the hub!

      Thanks for the visit :)

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Hi,Brett,

      This is my first hub and the smallest hub.

      But it is full of my life experiences

      Very happy to receive the comment from a teacher like you

      Thanks for the visit:)

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Very useful hints for kids. When you make learning fun, kids will be happy. Great hub. Voted up and useful.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Good tips. As a teacher, I normally find that bringing the lesson 'out of the book' helps. You can teach the same material, but make it active and fun, using things that they can relate to makes a HUGE difference.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wise and sensible hub on being with children especially when they are school children. This hub reminded me of my parents - I am blessed to have supportive and caring parents who did all the things exactly mentioned by you in this hub of yours. Now I am quite young and single, I look up to my parents as my role models and I hope to be a good mother in the near future! Your hub further opened my eyes!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & interesting. Voted up and socially shared.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Hi Melis,

      This is my first hub and the smallest hub!

      But it is full of my life experiences

      Thanks for sharing:)

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      Melis Ann 5 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      SHARED - I know many parents would like to have more on this information. Good ideas and resources here.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      @rebeccamealey

      Thank you for validating.

      Your visit is greatly appreciated:)

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      A good and often overlooked tip, just sitting and talking with the children! We adults get so busy we forget!

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      @sgbrown

      I am glad that you found this hub useful

      Thanks for the visit, vote and sharing

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This hub should be very helpful to parents of young age school children. Voted this up, useful and sharing! :)

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      Krish Shonali 5 years ago

      you are such a good mom ,i guess!

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thank you twilanelson for your visit.

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      Twila Nelson 6 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Interesting, nicely written and useful Hub with positive and healthy tips for nurturing our children and their love for education. Thank you.

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      I am happy that you read this hub and commented. This hub is based on my life experience. You have some wonderful hubs and I like the way you write.

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      Shampa Sadhya 6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful. Perfect advice though I sometimes fail to control my anger due to many different reasons but logically I believe in what you wrote. To make our children successful we need to work with them during their tender age. Nice thought!

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thank you jean. I am glad to share this with you.

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      jean2011 6 years ago from Canada

      Good advice to parents! I have voted your hub useful. Thank you for sharing.

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thank you for stopping by.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Good tips. I find that establishing good study habits with your kids early in their school years will make them better students. Thanks for sharing.

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thank you Debby Bruck for stopping by and giving valuable suggestions. As you said parents should understand the uniqueness of each child in mentoring them.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hi Thumbi7 - Excellent little suggestions that we can hold in our mind when working with our children. One child might run in the house willing to tell all about the day, while another may hush up and not want to disclose anything about their school activities. The gentle slow approach, all in its good time, providing that quiet or designated space with awareness of their short attention space were wonderful suggestions. Blessings, Debby

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for the comment.

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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi, I liked your hub, some photos would help it look good .

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thanks galleryofgrace

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      galleryofgrace 6 years ago from Virginia

      Good tips for learning mothers, the study habits a child learns now will be carried into adulthood and will be passed to their children.

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      priyanka 6 years ago

      thanks..this was really useful.

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Thank you

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      Krish Shonali 6 years ago

      kids will never forget how their parents treat them,so ya its true that parents shouldnt scold kids everytime.

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      letha 6 years ago

      ya its true that we shouldnt get angry at kid,it will affect them worse.

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      shonali 6 years ago

      hey.....its really helpful for each and every mom who struggle with their children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i suppose u r surely a good mom!

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      Latha Vijayan 6 years ago

      Useful and easily doable, tips

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      Sneha Sunny 6 years ago from India

      thanks for sharing....that was useful... :-)