As a parent, you know that the onus of your child’s learning falls upon you. You are your child’s most important teacher. Learning the right things and learning them well — is a crucial stage in your child’s development, and it’s up to you on how you want to shape your child’s mind.
For your child to grasp all the information available to them, they need to learn fast. Here are a few ways you can help further your child’s development and understand how to be a fast learner:
- Understand your child’s learning style
Children have different learning styles. Before you start asking your child to study, you need to understand their learning style and shape their lessons accordingly.
Some children grasp information faster when they hear it, and some children understand information better when it is laid out in an audio-visual format.
- Experiment with memorization styles
Memorizing is often looked down upon because it equates to learning lessons by rote without understanding the concepts. But memorizing concepts like definitions and formulas in maths and sciences is important so that your child can grasp more complex concepts of subjects later. Experiment with which memorization styles your child is most comfortable with.
- Help your child study on a regular timetable
Though it will take some time for your child to get used to a routine where they have to do homework and study, this routine will be beneficial to your child in the longer run. Not only will your child be habituated to studying, but this will also help build their attention span since studying will have become part of their routine.
- Exercise your child’s brain
Making your child do their homework and ace exams is important, but it is also important for your child to exercise their brains to be alert and respond faster.
Make them take on fun challenges or help them take up a new hobby that lets them learn something new regularly.
These activities can boost your child’s attention span, cognitive abilities, and memory. This will help your child grasp any concept they come across in the classroom.
- Playtime is as important as study time
As adults, we all know the benefits of exercise. Sports or any form of exercise is good for your child also — not only does it have numerous health benefits, but studies have shown that physical activity can help provide better learning outcomes. Sports can help your child become an active learner. Also, studying for long periods without physical activity might not be the best thing for your child in the long run.
- Taking breaks is important
It’s not easy to work on something for hours at a stretch. If we as adults know this to be true, you can imagine what it must be like for kids. Letting your child take breaks between homework and study time might seem a little unconventional, but it will help break the monotony of studying and refresh your child’s mind a little. This, in turn, will help your child learn faster. However, your child mustn’t get engrossed in an activity like scrolling through social media or watching TV during the break.
By putting these tips into practice, your child can not only become a faster learner but can also have fun doing it. A balanced lifestyle where your child can have fun, play sports, and learn will keep their grades up and keep them happy!
Author Bio: Samidha Raj works as part of the content marketing team at PlanetSpark, a platform that provides online classes to K8 learners on “New Age Skills” like, English Communication, Public Speaking, Grammar, Creative Writing, Debating, etc. She is passionate about empowering the youth by educating parents about the importance of 21st-century skills. In her free time, you can find her watching documentaries or animated movies and organizing game nights (board games are her thing)!