Building Effective Learning Habits in Children

Every educator, both parents, and teachers has the ultimate goal of learning. The expected results must be balanced the target of learning itself. To achieve the goal, educators need to look for effective ways so that the learning process can run well. Fun learning can improve children’s moods and strengthen children’s memory. Don’t tell them to learn, teach how to learn effectively.

Effective learning methods have been applied at St Andrews Sukhumvit British International School Bangkok Thailand. They use learning methods according to the child’s conditions, both in terms of methods, space, time. The goal is to make a child understand written information better, can remember information longer, reduce frustration or confusion while learning, get better results on exams and able to explain his ideas to others.

Here are some effective ways of learning that should become a habit for children;

Study habits

Always make sure that your children are disciplined in learning. Learning should be routinely done every day. Although only 1-2 hours per day, it is must be implemented with consistency.

When children are accustomed to learning at the same time every day, it will become a routine part of their lives. Children will be prepared mentally and emotionally when the learning time comes and feel lighter when going to face tests and exams.

Do not let your child study only when there is only a test tomorrow. Don’t let them learn by a sudden pile of books with a rapid learning system overnight, for hours and even to stay up late.

This method will be less effective and difficult to achieve maximum results. The brain is too much burdened with many things at one time. Brain is working easier in terms of store and recall the memory if done gradually, continuously and repeatedly. The quality of children’s learning will affect their learning achievement.

The habit of repeating

Every material possible to be understood if repeated continuously. We recommend that when the child comes home from school, the subject that has been discussed that day is repeated or reviewed again. But, the preparation for tomorrow’s material is studied first. So when the teacher discusses the material, the child will more easily understand. Notes from home can help besides the additional explanation from the teacher at the school. Research shows that children will remember information longer if they repeat it each time. When repeating you should use a loud voice. This will increase the sense of association so that children will be easier to remember