Education and Learning

5 Study Smart Habits for Your Child

Sugandha Tiwari
7 to 11 years

Created by Sugandha Tiwari
Updated on Nov 02, 2016

5 Study Smart Habits for Your Child

Your 8- year-old child is expected to memorise tables, dates and spellings, finish his/her work on time, organise the school bag and study stable, and more. Many a times, we expect our child to get into a routine automatically; we assume they will learn to manage and work around things. While some do learn on their own, others need to be guided through. It’s a crucial time for your child– the habits that get formed now will stay with your child for a lifetime. The question is: Where to start?

Tips to aid your child in his/her journey as a student

Here are a few tried-tested tips to aid your child in his/her journey as a student and an individual. Just one thumb rule: Practice makes perfect.

Study Zone: Before your child sits down to study, createa supportive environment that helps him/her to keep the focus and concentrate. A blaring television in the next room is a big no-no.Let his/her study area be noise free, far as possible. Assign a dedicated space at home for this purpose. Quiet is good, boring is not. Make it a lively space. Put up charts, frame some quotes or pictures, depending on your child’s age. Surprise your child by gifting small things for the study space, like a pencil stand or a small box to keep erasers/sharpeners, and other such. 

Organise well: Daily activities and academics go hand-in-hand. When you teach your child to manage her daily tasks and routines in an organised manner, her academics will gradually reflect the same. Guide your child on organisingwardrobes, drawers, books and CDs etc. Make certain things non-negotiable, such as no snacking on the study table. Ask your child to make colourful stick notes that serve as reminders. For instance, a simple “Keep me clean” on the study table; “Empty me when I’m full” on the bin, and so on.  Bright, cheerful lighting works well to keep sleep and laziness at bay.

Track the clock: Time management is one of the most important skills and needs to be practised every day, every hour, every minute. This can be best inculcatedin young children (7 - tweens) by making use of visual organisers like time tables in the school diaries. Make a time table with your child for the home too that balances out the study and leisure time and paste it on a bright spotin your child’s room where it is clearly visible. Reward your child if he sticks to the routine but do allow some deviations from time to time.

Plan it right:Encourage your child to use planners from the very beginning. Let your child write daily assignments in the planners (subject wise) and make a tick when it’s complete. You don’t have to use expensive or complicated planners, make use of simple yet attractive ones. Check out a good stationary shop.

Flash/Cue cards: Making use of simple and colourful flash cards for different kinds of task. Help your child use these cards for taking notes, memorising important points, dates and events, highlighting key vocabulary or anything else.

As you put these ideas to work, do evaluate what is working and what is not – and modify accordingly. Some ideas may work better than others. Be creative and allow room for improvement and most importantly, involve your child at every step; allow him/her to make choices and take decisions. This will instil self-confidence.

 

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| Oct 27, 2018

very valuable.. thank u

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| Jun 12, 2018

tq so much... i need this type of guidance

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| Jun 11, 2018

Thanks,a lot I bitterly needed them

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| Aug 29, 2017

very informative

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| Aug 29, 2017

thanks for valuable tips

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| Aug 29, 2017

Thnx for tips

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| Aug 29, 2017

Thq.... The information s vry gud...

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| Jul 14, 2017

thank you ..

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| Jul 10, 2017

Dear Parents, Kindly share if you would like to read on some other topics as well. I shall be more than happy to write.

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| Mar 09, 2017

thanx for valuable tips

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| Feb 03, 2017

I think you missed one point, .i.e., you as parents need to read yourself like novels or other books; if not, then develop the habit of reading. Your child follows you and your habit of reading will help him develop this habit itself!!!!

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| Jan 23, 2017

blog is very informative, but I agree with manpreet... even my younger one doesn't allow my elder to concentrate ...

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| Jan 02, 2017

i really liked the blog n tried few too but I have a problem with my younger child(3yrs). he doesn't let my daughter do anything n nor concenterate himself on anything

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| Dec 01, 2016

Nice points. I have used Study zone and planner. Will try the others for sure.

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| Nov 25, 2016

Thanks for ur valuable tips.

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| Nov 25, 2016

Really a useful piece of suggestion.

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| Nov 24, 2016

Thanku so much for ur suggestions....

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| Nov 10, 2016

thanks...

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| Nov 05, 2016

thanks

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| Nov 04, 2016

A big thanks to everyone for reading the blog. Your likes and comments are motivating for me. Stay blessed

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| Nov 02, 2016

well written

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