Not sure how to help your grade-schooler be a better student? Help them build confidence, create a study plan, and make sure to always celebrate their successes.
Have a child who needs to improve their study skills? One of the best ways to help your grade schooler study is by encouraging them to read. You can do this using fun ebooks apps, and reading will help your child improve their critical thinking skills which will be essential later in their academic careers. For children who are really hesitant to study, especially around 4th or 5th grade, provide them with a homework planner that clearly lays out lessons they need to do so you can avoid cramming at the last minute.
Find it tough getting your child to study at all? By creating a study plan, you can help your child understand what is expected of them at home and at school. You may also want to consider creating a study space that is free of distractions, or possibly a tutor. This will not only help your child to study without being interrupted, but it will aid in improving their overall focus.
If your child’s struggling to perform at the level they should be when it comes to reading, try playing reading games to make the experience more enjoyable. This way, reading feels like a fun method of entertainment and not a chore. Once your child gets a little more comfortable with their skills, have them read to you and actively listen as they do. This will boost your child’s confidence and make them more inclined to try reading again.
And, if your child is unmotivated and, as a result, isn’t doing well in school, show them that you’re interested in what they’re passionate about. They’ll be more inclined to share their thoughts with you and you will have a much better idea of what gets your child out of bed every day. Last but not least, don’t forget to celebrate their accomplishments! Everyone likes to be told they’ve done a good job, and positive reinforcement with children can go a long way to motivate this same behavior in the future.
How well do your kids know the capital of all 50 U.S states? Can they point them out on a map? There are lots of great apps to help kids effectively remember each state capital and their location on a map.
School supplies can be costly and purchasing them can be a tedious process. Taking advantage of discounts offered by local and online retailers, and creating a list of school supplies required can help overcome these problems.