SOLID STUDY HABITS TO FOLLOW
Every day at school, children learn new things. These things can only be converted into good habits if they get a little help and time from you. Every parent must spend some time with their kids to help them learn and instill good habits into their lifestyle.
Here are some of the points that may help you develop good study habits in your kids:
Talk to your kids: By talking to the kids about their classes, teachers and friends at school, you can become a part of their life that they spend apart from you. You can then, talk about the subjects, activities and things that they like in school, so you can understand your kid’s interests, strengths and weaknesses. As soon as you know about your child’s weakness, work on how to develop good study habits in kids so the weaknesses are reduced and finally, eliminated.
Fix timings for everything: By fixing time and time limits for your kid’s activities, you can teach them punctuality and regularity. This will help them most when they sit and do the home-work every day, at the same time to avoid daily study time battles.
Create a study environment: Before the kid starts studying, make sure that the study environment is created with minimum noise, good lighting, complete stationary needs (pen, paper, dictionary, atlas, etc.) and basic reference books needed to complete the home-work.
Give them mini-breaks: It is really important that your child gets min-breaks during the study sessions. This is needed to refresh the mind and warm-up body muscles. These mini-breaks can include activities like sketching, painting, playing with the pet, munching fruits, etc. Just make sure that the breaks are fixed, like for 5 min or 10 min after every 1 hour session, and the child is back to work in time or no break next time. This will teach them responsibility and will improve their concentration power as well.
Create a schedule on a day-to-day basis: Children should learn about creating a schedule to work on time and the things to be worked upon and this can be pasted at the most accessible place, like refrigerator, so as everyone in the family is aware about it. The schedule should also include long term work like upcoming events, projects and tests.
Always stay nearby: Since you cannot sit the whole time when your child is studying, it is always preferable to stay nearby. This way you can keep track of the number of hours worked, their day-dreaming and the required tools they may need while working on something important. This will also give the child a feeling of support and security, and understand that learning is important for everyone in the family.