Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Teaching a Child to Read

Reading is a gift and literacy is a basic need as well as a right for every individual. As parents, one of the most precious gifts that we can give to our children is the ability to read. It is our greatest desire that at an early stage of their life they can be able to grasp things so quickly. But how? With the presence of television shows and characters which they idolized. It becomes a big struggle to divert their concentration. That is why as parent, it is our responsibility to properly guide them and help them understand the value of reading. With the right reading skill, your child will find studying much easier. Below are some of the tips that we can apply to our child.
1.      Limit your child’s time spent in watching television.
2.      Make reading time a bonding time especially with small children.
3.      Let the small children get involved in the story. Allow them to turn the pages of the book and let them enjoy observing the various pictures and figures inside.
4.      Ask your child some questions after  a reading session. Always remember that reading is also a skill which will be a good value when she goes to school. Studies have shown that humorous stories will keep children’s attention longer than other stories. Try to be appropriate in choosing books for your child.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Study Tips for Parents in Motivating their Children to Study

Parents a very important role in motivating their children to have a good study habits. Havng a good parental supervision could lead your child to study effectively. It is correlated that having a good study skills could result to good academic performance. That is why parents, should inculcate to the minds of their children the importance of study habits. Below are few tips for parents which can be use to improve their children’s study habits.
a.       a. Be a partner to your child. It is oftentimes a mistake for parents to scold their children in order for them to study. By doing this, the child will associate their parents’ reminders aversely and would rather bum around. Being a partner, try to assist them in their academic activities in a very encouraging tone.
b.      b. Explanation. Children must be explained by their parents why, how and what is the reason for studying. Try to explain to them the need to study and make them realize the effects of studying their lessons.
c.      c.  Set time for studying. Parents must set time for studying and must be consistent and follow that time. Children have short concentration spans, make sure that you set their study time before allowing them to play.
d.      d. Maximize study time. To maximize study time, it involves just studying and not distracting them while studying. Do not serve them food while studying and most importantly, put away toys and other distracting objects away from them.
e.       e. Reward their good behavior. Children must understand that studying is a desirable behavior and a reward is given after a successful study session. Reward must always come in monetary value, it might be giving them time to play because they have studied well and performed well in their studies. Children will associate studying and reward as an encouragement to repeat that behavior.
f.       f. Always remember that they are still children. Parents should bear in mind that they are still a child and playing is part of their actitivities as individual. Therefore, allow them to play and enjoy, parents must not burden their children with so many and high expectations. These expectations, might be a source of frustrations instead of helping them succeed in their studies. Children will be successful not in a high pressure envronment but with a nurturing, encouraging way.

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