Developing an efficient study routine may take a while, especially for kids who are just starting school. Get your child into the learning zone in class and at home by teaching them good study habits with these tips.
Set a study schedule at home
Creating a study schedule will help instill ownership and responsibility in your child as well as create a routine that they will get used to each day. Making a child’s day predictable will help lessen complaints and tantrums. Do your best to follow the daily timetable so that they get into a predictable after school groove. Also set free time for play so that they will have something to look forward to after schoolwork.
Create the right environment
While I don’t think there is a magic bullet, I believe there are ways to foster a learning environment that will help put them in the mood to study. Designate a study area where your child will be away from distractions like toys, the television set, and gadgets.
Set up a mini library of interesting books so that reading and learning happen naturally, even during summer breaks. Reading aloud to the kids helpsdevelop their language skills and awaken their imagination. A personal favorite, The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, offers a guide through strategies and techniques that cultivate the children’s love for stories, eventually preparing them to become lifelong readers.