Learning time schedule ....
Created by Updated on Mar 14, 2018
My daughter is altough a good student but she does not want to study for long time. She is studying sincerely for a shorter period. But since in higher class the syllabus cannot get completed if she would study for that short time. So plz suggest me how can I teach her in a fun way that she gets interested in studies & study for few more hours.
| Mar 14, 2018
hi Rimjhim Roy ! that's a very pertinent query.. yes children are not able to study for long due to many factors such as poor concentration, boredom, poor memory, distractions around, ,pressure to perform, stress, paucity of sleep, improper planning of schedule, imbalanced diet etc.. here is a blog u would find useful! https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/make-study-time-effective-with-pomodoro-technique/2881?ptref=sa0l000030g0281
| Mar 15, 2018
Hi Rhimjim Roy, How old is your daughter? I feel the time duration spent by highschoolers can't be compared to an elementary schooler. The stamina to spend hours on studies will only be gradually developed in children. You have mentioned that she sincerely works for shorter time. If your daughter spends a shorter duration in completing her work and if she is focusing and utilizing her time efficiently, I don't think you should be worried. When things are forced on a child, it will only backfire. every year you can gradually increase the time duration for homework and I think schools also plan their homework in such a way that the child is not burdened with too much work so your children can spend time on other activities. Homework and books are not the only source for learning. Child can learn through discussion, listening, exploring, questioning, drawing, seeing, observing, analysing, thinking apart from reading and writing. So find other ways to incorporate learning.
| Mar 16, 2018
I would suggest not to go by questions at the end of the lesson. Go by concepts. Make her Learn concept as a whole so she would be ready to answer any question. Make her express her understanding through her own words. It's a bad practice to memorize answers word by word what is given in the book. Only when she memorizes the answer one would categorize it as big or small answer. So encourage her to discuss with you in her own words what she understood from the concept or event that she learnt about. If the content is too big, use different structures to make her understand better. For example if it's a comparison draw tree branch diagram and write down in the branches the short notes to compare and contrast. if it's about an event (historical) draw a timeline to make her remember the sequence of events, if it's a description, write the main idea in the middle and write the details around it to map them to main idea. Again I repeat please avoid rote learning. She would start enjoying her study time.