Setting up a Regular Study Programme
Sometimes getting children to settle down and do their homework and studying can seem like a huge battle. They want to go out and play with friends or with their games console and that seems far more interesting after a day at school. But you want them to sit down and do extra work on top of any homework they have been set.
But it needn't be that way.
Little and often sets a good set of study habits and gets children into the routine that is so essential to successful study. But there are a number of other factors as well.
RoutineRight from the outset it is vital to set and stick to regular study times. Often the best approach is for parents to discuss the selection of a specific day and time to study with the children and make them very much part of the choosing process. If they choose their own times, they are more likely to stick to them, as opposed to times set and enforced by parents.
Create the right environmentMake sure that your child has a regular place to conduct their home study lesson and that the study area is completely free of distractions or interruptions. Try to imagine creating a 'classroom of one' for your child to carry out their work as this will assist greatly with their concentration.
Children studying separatelyBrothers and sisters should be encouraged to work independently. By encouraging them to work independently, it can help them to build strength and confidence as an individual.
Get involved yourselfIt is well established that if parents take an interest in what their chidlren are doing and help them when they need it, this can increase the effectiveness by up to 6 times compared with a tutor or the school doing it. Children need to know their parents care about their school work and are prepared to invest their time in it as well.
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