Help Your Child to Learn with These Tips

Morinaga Platinum ♦ 1 September 2017

Help Your Child to Learn with These Tips

Learning process that occurs in the school is ideally supported with home education as well. The role of parents, both Mom and Dad, are crucial in supporting the development of child’s intelligence, including intellectual, emotional, creative, as well as spiritual intelligence.

At home, parents should be ready to assist and guide their children while learning. Assisting and guiding do not mean that you have to sit together at the desk with your child. You can help the learning process by guiding him to make a learning schedule and the flow, explaining the formula he is working on, or even just by preparing a snack to be eaten at breaks. If home education runs well, the child will also show better achievement at school.

What can you do to support your child’s learning process at home? You may consider these tips:

  • Maintain communication with the teacher. Do not hesitate to ask about learning process applied in the class so that a continuous process can be maintained as well at home.
  • Provide specific areas for learning. That place should be calm yet comfortable without any interruption, as well as have the complete equipment needed for your child to maximize the learning process.
  • Create learning schedule. Make your child to get used to a routine learning schedule. Make sure it is not too late at night.
  • Let your child solve the problem himself. Let your child to try first to do his homework or exercise. This would train his skill and independence. If there is anything he could not solve after trying, then you can help by teaching him.
  • Provide positive response. Give praises and encouragement over his achievements.

In addition to the five tips above, you have to know that your child is surely to have his own learning style, that may be different from his friend. Understanding your child’s learning style will certainly have a good impact on his learning process. In general, there are three learning styles, namely visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic learning. Usually, a child has one predominant style, although in fact, those three are necessary in the learning process.

For a child with predominant visual learning style, it is easier for him to learn or memorize things by seeing the objects or reading. You can provide learning materials that involve lots of his visual ability, such as books, pictures, or videos.

For those with auditory learning style, they would easily learn or memorize something by listening. You can help a child with this kind of learning style by reading aloud or engage him in discussion about the lesson he is currently studying.

A child who is easier to learn or memorize by practicing means he has a kinesthetic learning style. You can use some props to help him. Ask your child to directly practice the lessons received, this would make him easily grasp the idea.

After recognizing which is the dominant learning style of your child, adjust the way of learning. As much as possible, apply those three learning styles so that he will absorb knowledge better. Being actively involved in the child’s learning process means you help him to achieve his best.