How to get your child to study
Learning made easy
Everyone wants to have brilliant children. Everyone can have brilliant children. It does not take a rocket scientist or a degree from the best university to acquire that, (even though that is a plus). It takes time, enthusiasm, a few tools, a healthy child and much patience. With these you are sure to have a brilliant child or brilliant children. Bear in mind that whatever you sow, you reap. What you put in you get out.
On this page I will share with you the strategy I have used to get my children to review and study their school work. Other tips are included.
Children live what they learn
Children oftentimes copy their parents, guardians and just about anyone they share their lives with on a daily basis. Therefore it is recommended that we portray that which we desire of our child or children.
On the right is a photo of my two girls, Jeniel and Maurissa. On this occasion we were getting ready to go to the supermarket. After I applied my make-up, Jeniel took the blush brush and started brushing away on Maurissa's face. It caught my attention and I quickly took a candid shot of them. This had confirmed once again, that children live what they learn.
So, if your children sees you excelling, most likely they'll excel.
If they see you constantly edifying and educating yourself, whether by reading, researching, watching educational materials or going to classes (just wanting to know more). You will have little or no problem with them when it comes to studying or learning.
Otherwise, do not blame your child too much if you have a lackadaisical attitude and your child has the same.
Whatever the case, always encourage your child to do better and to excel.
Let your children teach you
Yes, that's what I said. Let your children teach you. I have been doing that for a while now and it works. Whatever my children are taught at school, I allow them to teach me. Naturally you would have already learn whatever lesson they are presently learning. Nonetheless, let them teach you. This is a way to find out if they understood and grasp what was taught and it will also be embedded in their brain because they were able to teach you.
Every Sunday is review day for my girls, and oh how I love that day.
Lerning is inevitable when children have the right tools - Supplies needed for the coolest review and study strategy
A large enough chalkboard, enough space for an untrained teachers to express themselves
Anti-dust chalk, the best to use. It lessens/eliminates allergic reactions
Make it fun
Ask your child, "What happened at school today"?
Although in this case you want to hear about the lessons taught, some children may mention things other than the lesson.
As parents we know exactly how to lure our children in the direction we want them to go, so do that.
Remember whatever you do ,make if stress free make it fun. Go easy on this.
When you've got them to talk about the lesson, play pretend. Act as though you don't quite understand what they are trying to convey. Now, pop the question. 'Could you please show me how, on the chalk board'?. This most times usually with mathematics and other subjects related to quantities, calculation, operation, problem solving, (fill the gap). This strategy can also be used in science subjects example drawing the food chain, heart, digestive system etc.
Be a good student
Make it fun
Get the chalk the chalkboard and eraser and give your teacher/child your undivided attention.
Like any student in a classroom, you should respect your teacher, pay attention, ask questions politely, participate and work together with your teacher as a team.
Make it exciting, pretend you are learning what is being taught for the first time.
If your child stumbles along the way, please help in the most unique way possible. Avoid making it obvious that you already know what is being taught. That would make the exercise nonsensical. Bear in mind, you are the student.