The importance of the basics
Every parent wants to see their child succeed and advance in life. It is a parent’s role to equip them with all the essential skills they will require to build happy, meaningful, and secure futures. The cornerstone of those futures begins at the earliest levels of school. The performance record of early school years will often dictate the opportunities that are available later on the path to adulthood. A child may respond or excel to different stimuli dependent upon its presentation. The ease in which a child retains information will play an integral part in how they will thrive academically and socially. Traditional methods focus primarily on listening and reading skill. Using these two basic functions has been the catalyst for a variety of different techniques to learn. Memory enhancement exercises that rely on sight as well introduce the use of flash cards to achieve considerable results. These combined exercises coupled with disciplined note taking have had proven results that many teachers and parents still utilize to this day. There have been numerous experimental studies of new studying methods that suggest the improved retainment of applicable information when introduced in accompaniment with traditional methods.
New studying methods
Letting your child be the teacher– This effective concept applies a fun way to view the material. In order for one to teach, they must first possess a firm grasp of the information they are attempting to convey. Taking the topic and formulating ideas to accurately present the information firmly embeds the information in your child’s mind.
Sleeping study– Studies have shown that information that is reviewed just prior to going to sleep for the night is somehow converted into long-term memory to be retained and recalled with more ease.
Turn problems into real-life scenarios– Approaching the more abstract subjects in a practical sense can add the concrete foundation to them that they were lacking. This method can add some ease to math story problems, for example, that may have been something of a struggle for your child.
Bring it to life– This method suggests that your child act out their topics in short plays. This engaging exercise ensures the attention to detail that is often overlooked when attempting to retain topics of a larger size.
Study buddy– Arranging for your child to study with another classmate is a concept that assists each other in understanding the information in a child-friendly manner.
Computer– The use of a computer is fairly common for children today. Although they can be extremely useful for study purposes, it is important to keep a close eye on any other potentially distracting activity.
Many of the newer methods are very subject-specific, but they all still begin with the basics as a foundation. Anytime a parent can potentially enhance their child’s learning, it may be worth a try.