There are lots of ways you can help kids learn better so that they can excel in school and go on to promising careers. However, before we look at some of the ways you can help children learn, it’s important to understand that all children learn differently. This means that some children won’t find learning in one way as easy others and it’s why certain kids always struggle in school. If they are being taught in a way that doesn’t mesh with how their mind operating, they’ll find it difficult to hold information. Luckily, there are lots of different ways to learn and at least one is going to help your child.
Who says the Disney Channel isn’t educational? In one old memorable episode of Hannah Montana, the titular character was able to pass a difficult test by putting all the bones into a song. It might sound like silly after school nonsense, but actually, research shows adding a rhythm to information can help people learn. So, if you’re a little creative, you might be able to help your child learn by creating a song with them or even just a rhyme.
As well as this other studies have shown evidence that learning a musical instrument can actually improve a child’s cognitive ability.
If you’re looking to improve your child’s skill in English, you might want to think about looking at boosting their vocabulary beyond the level of a typical kid. One way to do this is by buying them a word a day calendar for their desk at home. Since there are 365 days in a year, there’s a huge potential there. Of course, you can help take that idea one step further by using a service that provides the word and example sentences of how it’s used. This can be even more beneficial and will allow your child to impress their English teacher in no time.
Real Life Puzzles
A lot of parents have expressed their disappointment that children are not being taught skills in school that could help them in real life. For instance, children are taught all about the Pythagorean theorem, an arguably completely useless skill for anyone other than mathematicians. Instead, many parents feel teachers could be using that time to teach children about how to calculate how much they owe in tax or Vat charges. However, you can always teach your children about these sums in your own time. That way, you can improve their mathematical skill and give them the vital knowledge they will need later in life.
Did you know that one of the best ways to learn is while you’re asleep? It’s true, we absorb an incredible amount of information when we’re fast asleep in bed. That’s why if someone is talking around you while you’re sleeping you might remember the conversation in the morning or dream about it. It’s also why people with a busy schedule benefit from recording the information they need to learn. As such, you should encourage your kids to record their studies and listen to it at night. It won’t disrupt their sleep, and it just might lead to higher test scores at school.