Education and Learning

6 Effective Study Habits For Your Child

Sugandha Tiwari
7 to 11 years

Created by Sugandha Tiwari
Updated on Apr 21, 2020

6 Effective Study Habits For Your Child
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Your 8-year-old child is expected to memorize tables, dates and spellings, finish his work on time, organize his school bag, and remember to finish so many other tasks, too. It is natural for you to expect your child to get into a routine automatically, and assume that he 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 him for a lifetime. Staying organized is essential to having a decluttered mind, which, in turn, will help your child work efficiently.

What Are Some Effective Study Habits For My Child?

You want your child to study well and learn new things. You want to support her in every dream and ambition that she has. Here are a few tips to aid your child in her journey as a student.

  1. Study Zone: Before your child sits down to study, create a supportive environment that helps her to keep the focus and concentrate.
    • A blaring television in the next room is a big no-no.Let her study area be noise free, as far as possible
    • Every member of the family needs to be on board with the boundaries. Any disturbance near your child’s study area is discouraged
    • Assign a dedicated space at home for studies. 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 with small gifts for her study space, like a pencil stand or a small box to keep erasers, sharpeners and other stationery
  2. Organize well: Daily activities and academics go hand-in-hand. When you teach your child to manage her daily tasks and routines in an organized manner, her academics will gradually reflect the same.
    • Guide your child on organizing wardrobes, drawers, books and CDs. Make certain things non-negotiable, such as no snacking at the study table.
    • Ask your child to make colorful sticky 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.
    • When clutter is cleared out regularly, the mind automatically concentrates better.
  3. Track the clock: Time management is one of the most important skills and needs to be practiced every day, every hour, every minute. This can be best inculcated in young children (7 - tweens) by making use of visual organizers like timetables 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 into a bright spot in 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.
  4. 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 check mark when it has been completed. You don’t have to use expensive or complicated planners. Simple, yet attractive, ones are available in stationery shops
  5. Flash/Cue cards: Teach your child to use simple and colorful flash cards for different tasks, such as taking notes, memorizing important points, dates and events, highlighting key vocabulary or anything else. Visual aids go a long way in helping your child learn effectively
  6. Review sessions: Learning isn’t about mugging up and spitting out whatever is in the book. Have regular review sessions with your child where you casually talk about what she has studied in her lessons. This way you can gauge how much your child has understood about what she is learning. Wherever there are blanks you can help her fill the same

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 her to make choices and take decisions. This will instill self-confidence.

Have any tips on effective study habits to share with us? Let us know in the comments section!

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Jan 19, 2017

Good and very effective information for all kids.

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| Jan 19, 2017

good one nd helps motivating kids to study well.

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| Jan 20, 2017

nice topics to improve children hebit.

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| Jan 20, 2017

very useful for inculcating good study habits.

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| Jan 28, 2017

vry much impressive ideas thank u

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| Jan 31, 2017

great and innovative ideas ...thanks didn't really think about these

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| Feb 01, 2017

good hints

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| Feb 01, 2017

Thnx a lot for such nice new ideas

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| Feb 02, 2017

Good ideas.. Thanks

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| Feb 03, 2017

I have never thought of ideas like this great I will act on this

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| Feb 05, 2017

very innovative ideas... thanks a ton

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| Feb 07, 2017

Very nice

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| Feb 07, 2017

good ideas.... thanx

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| Feb 07, 2017

wow.. excellent information

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| Feb 07, 2017

excellent

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| Feb 07, 2017

very useful I will try thank u

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| Feb 07, 2017

nice and useful blo

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| Feb 13, 2017

very useful blog

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| Feb 13, 2017

very good ideas....

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| Feb 14, 2017

Superb blog...

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| Feb 14, 2017

Superb blog...

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| Feb 15, 2017

superb blog..

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| Feb 17, 2017

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words of appreciation and reading through my blog. I am glad I could contribute to you all .

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| Feb 21, 2017

very nice blog.. very useful

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| Feb 21, 2017

liked it

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| Feb 25, 2017

Very useful blog and nice

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| Feb 26, 2017

Thank you so much. It's a nice blog.

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| Mar 15, 2017

nice blog thank you

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| Apr 18, 2017

very useful article. thanku so much

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| Apr 24, 2017

very very helpful blog. Thank you so much.

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| Apr 25, 2017

this is really good...

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| Apr 27, 2017

Good blog

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| Apr 27, 2017

Very very helpful blog

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| May 03, 2017

very helpful information. Thanku

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| May 05, 2017

very motivating

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| May 07, 2017

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words of appreciation and reading through my blog. I am glad I could contribute to you all .

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| May 10, 2017

thanks

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| May 10, 2017

Useful info Sugandha. Planning to implement very soon

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| May 19, 2017

Thanks very motivated

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| May 21, 2017

thank you so much.....

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| May 22, 2017

Thanks

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| Jul 16, 2017

Very useful article for us.... thank you Sugandha

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| Oct 12, 2017

very useful article thank u keep posting like this

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| Oct 12, 2017

very useful article

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| Oct 12, 2017

superb

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| Oct 13, 2017

Its really helpful. thx

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| Oct 16, 2017

Very helping tips,keep on posting.

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| Oct 24, 2017

thank you for useful advice madam

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| Oct 25, 2017

very helpful thnx for sharing

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| Oct 27, 2017

Its very innovative hope will work. Thanks

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| Oct 29, 2017

very nice n helpful information. Thanks for sharing

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| Nov 13, 2017

nice information

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| Dec 16, 2017

Thanks for guidance

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| Jan 19, 2018

thanks

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| Jan 20, 2018

really useful thanks

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| Jan 20, 2018

thanks.. very useful

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| Jan 29, 2018

thank u

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| Feb 18, 2018

thanku so much

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| Feb 28, 2018

very useful tips for moms. thanks alot.

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| Mar 09, 2018

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| Mar 11, 2018

very useful tips, thank you

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| Mar 11, 2018

so much helpful. thanks

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| Mar 13, 2018

very useful information specially I liked the planner part very much

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| Jun 30, 2018

Thank u Sooo much... it's very useful..

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| Jul 17, 2018

very useful information

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| Jul 18, 2018

Thnq so much for the wonderful tips

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| Jul 22, 2018

very useful ideas

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| Jul 22, 2018

very informative, thanks for the valuable tips

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| Jul 23, 2018

nice and valuable tips

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| Jul 23, 2018

thnks for the blog. my elder daughter is excellent in studies n school but is extremely lazy at home n does not wants to keep the things in order neither remembers many types of good habits to b followed at home. how should i make her apply. she is 11years old. i m afraid that my younger one who is 7ys 7 months old will soon follow her.

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| Jul 23, 2018

plz give some tips

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| Aug 06, 2018

thank you

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| Apr 30, 2019

useful

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| Jul 25, 2019

Very useful.... Thanks

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| Jul 26, 2019

superb tips, just felt like reading more and more again

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