How to make your Children Study

How to make your Children Study

Studies can be intimidating for a child when no one is around to help in learning or sharing difficulties or even just having fun quizzing and learning. Studying alone can be a tedious task for the child which can lead to boredom and detachment from studies.

Parents can adopt many strategies like studying together, playing educational games, visiting places from the history textbooks together, and then teaching the child about the place, visiting amusement parks, aquariums, zoos, watching a subject-related educational documentary, and much more; thus making studies more fun and interactive.

Involvement with children, teaching them good study tips, providing enough motivation, playing with them, quizzing them, testing them, and providing all sorts of study-related help can encourage a child to develop good study habits and study better. Rewarding a child’s endeavor can also encourage a child to study more. Below are a few tips to make Children study :

  • Rewarding a child’s endeavor
  • Teaching the child to focus more on learning rather than scoring
  • Being present with the child while studying especially if the child is young
  • Trying a practical approach to learn easily and making the learning process more fun
  • Choosing the most comfortable and suitable learning style

1. Rewarding a child’s endeavor

Rewarding the child’s endeavor is a good way to encourage a child to study regularly. It is positive reinforcement for the child as it teaches a child to complete studies on time and understand the importance of hard work. A reward acts as a motivation for the child to make studies a part of daily routine. Rewards are meant to encourage the child to study not something for the child to be dependent on to study. The rewards need not be big or expensive it can be as simple as :

  • A toy
  • A video game
  • Fancy stationaries

2. Teaching the child to focus more on learning rather than scoring

Teaching the child to focus more on learning rather than scoring, is very important. Sometimes a child loses interest in studies if the parents are strict, or even if the child is forced to score certain results or when the child is pressurized to secure the top position in the classroom. Teaching the importance of learning rather than scoring to the child plays a crucial role in modeling the child’s future.

3. Being present with the child while studying especially if the child is young

Encouraging and motivating children about studies are very necessary for developing good study habits. Involvement with children, teaching them good study tips, providing enough motivation, playing with them, quizzing them, testing them, and providing all sorts of study-related help can encourage a child to develop good study habits and study better. Being present with the child while studying especially if the child is young can provide them mental support and security. It helps them to be secure that even if they get stuck, face difficulty in a chapter, make a mistake they have a support system in the form of a parent. The parent can simply :

  • Be with the child for their homework sessions.
  • Learn with them what they are learning and make it a fun session.
  • A parent can also continue their own work, but just sit along with the child while they are learning.

4. Trying a practical approach to learn easily and making the learning process more fun

Trying a practical approach to learning easily and making the learning process more fun can be a fun way of learning and studying for the children. After reading something its application makes it more meaningful and fulfilling. Sometimes just learning might not be that helpful as its application. Trying a practical approach to learning easily and making the learning process more fun is the best way to learn for all kinds of learners. Trying out different practical learning styles for different subjects can help a child to distinguish between which style to utilize for which subject and more. Trying something practically can help in remembering it for a long time. For example,

  • Trying out science experiments with children practically, rather than just reading or writing them.
  • Visiting places from the history textbooks together, and then teaching the child about the place.
  • Visiting amusement parks, aquariums, zoos to teach the younger children about the plant and animal kingdom.

5. Choosing the most comfortable and suitable learning style

Before starting with the learning process for any subject, a parent should check which learning style goes hand in with the subject that the child is learning. For subjects like history, biology one can utilize reading or listening, for subjects like maths one can use writing and working calculations but for subjects like chemistry, physics one can try out experimenting and learning. Choosing the most comfortable learning style is the crucial part to initiate the learning process for different subjects. Finding the relevance of what a child learns and where is it helpful may boost interest in that certain subject or topic. Once the child finds relevance of what is being taught to the real-life necessities then the child can easily enjoy that process of learning. For example :

  • A parent can do activities like creating art, a mnemonic device or even a jingle out of the content to be learned and remembered by the child.
  • A parent can visit real places to teach history or geography to the chid.
  • A parent can watch certain educational documentaries and movies related to certain subjects with the child to make learning a fun process.

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