Each child differs in learning styles. While some thrive on repetitive exercises, others do best in a creative learning environment. Some can sit through a piece of work without twitching a muscle while others need regular breaks. While some remember best when they read aloud, others prefer to learn through silent reading.
How do you know your child is not being lazy or making excuses for not working hard?
You should consider:
- whether your child is happy in his learning and conscientious in his school work
- whether the child always completes his work on time despite being playful and restless
- whether the child maintains reasonable academic standards
Create a conducive study environment
Children can study better in an environment that:
- is free from distractions - avoid studying near the windows, in a TV room or in bed.
- has good lighting - the room should be lit up on rainy days and in the evenings
- has proper ventilation - allow fresh air in the room, open windows or air-conditioning
- has reference books - dictionary or reference materials
- has proper furniture - desk or study table, comfortable chair and furniture
The phrase "study time" can elicit groans from the best-behaved child, but study time doesn't have to be a killjoy. The following How To Make Study Time Fun For Kids video will show you how.
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