Studying at home is not easy, let alone for children who usually lose concentration with some ease. But for their studies to be smooth, it is essential that they study at home to reinforce everything learned in class. Even, in these difficult times of pandemic that are being experienced, there are many older children who have to do the entire academic day from home.
Helping older children study at home is essential for them to do so productively and effectively. Because it is no good for you to force children to spend certain hours in front of books, if they don’t have the necessary tools to make that time really efficient. Today October 17, International Student Day is celebrated and taking advantage of the occasion, we bring you some tips to help children study at home.
Study at home
It is very important that the child has on hand all the tools he or she may need during his study time. Therefore, you will need to prepare an appropriate workspace for these tasks. Make sure the child has a spacious desk, with a comfortable chair and whenever possible, with natural light. Although it is never hurts to place good lighting, because it is usual for children to study in the middle of the afternoon, when the light is very dim.
The workspace should contain all the tools that the child may need to study, so that he does not have to waste time looking for anything. This is very important since any interruption involves a new effort to achieve concentration. Try to place shelves near the desk, chest of drawers and trays, so the child can have everything at hand, and always well organized.
The keys to efficient study time
In question of the study, the time spent on it is not so important, but the efficiency of it. Even spending too much time on the task of the study can prove counterproductive. The child can get frustrated, lose motivation and desire to continue studying. Therefore, it is important to teach children to study well, by organizing and distributing work.
Here are the keys of the good student:
- Plan your work: Before you start, it is essential to know everything you need to do. Place a whiteboard on the desk and help your child make a schema or list of tasks to do. The child must learn to prioritize, in order to distribute his study time well. The hardest thing at first, the simplest thing for the end.
- Save work: If work or notes are taken well at the first time, you save a lot of time from having to spend the jobs “clean”, a habit that many have. This only serves to waste a lot of time and make unnecessary effort. Work well from the beginning to save time, this should be the maximum of any student.
- Read very well: To be able to do the exercises correctly, to answer the questions of any test well, and to understand what is being studied, it is necessary to read well. This means, reading slowly, with great attention, writing down the words that are not understood to look for them in the dictionary and taking notes of everything important.
- Rest between lessons: Pause every so long, allows the brain to assimilate all the information received well. If, on the contrary, we abuse time and enter too much information into memory at once, the opposite effect may occur. The brain collapses and the information remains diffuse, confused and unclear.
Rest, food and exercise
of no use to study a lot, if then we do not give the body the gasoline it needs to function at full power. Children need to take food from all groups to meet the nutritional needs their body needs, to grow, develop, and function properly. In addition, exercise is essential to stay healthy and a good rest prepares the body and brain for a new learning session every new day.