The school year has just started and you are already discouraged? School Success offers you 3 tips so that the obligatory passage of homework and lessons goes smoothly.
Learning while having fun
Approach homework and lessons in a positive way…even if you're having a bad day. Emotions are contagious: a smile begets a smile, while a harsh tone often turns a child in a good mood into a grump.
Young and old are tired? Add a touch of madness to spice up everyone:
- Take out the Scrabble game for learning word tags;
- Have him write his conjugation verbs with colored pencils;
- Play a role-playing game: you will have to write a dictation and he will have to correct your mistakes;
- Find online games to review. The Allo prof site is full of them.
Best mix of firmness and flexibility
To avoid day-to-day fights, you need to establish a routine with your child. For example, when we get back from school, let off steam outside (15 minutes), have a snack (5 minutes), then move on to homework and lessons (30minutes). He will watch TV while you cook dinner. This is the routine you follow, barring one exception.
However, you have to be flexible. Yes, it is essential that your child studies, but not at any cost. If he can't take it anymore after 20 minutes and a micropause doesn't change anything, no need to work hard because he won't learn anything anymore. He will make up for it the next day.
Also, even if it is better for your child to study quietly, sitting on a chair, some young people concentrate better while moving. If yours is, don't force it to stand still. He can spell his vocabulary words very well or recite his multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks. If he absolutely must remain seated, accessories such as a Movin’sit cushion or a heavyweight can help him concentrate.
Listen to classical music
To promote concentration, you must, of course, eliminate sources of distraction such as television, radio, smartphone and computer. Only classical or instrumental music is exempt from this rule.Indeed, studies have shown that listening to classical music in the background can have a positive effect during the study, since it reduces blood pressure, heart rate and stress.
Some tips for studying with music:
- Listening to instrumental music, which promotes concentration ; but avoid words, whichcan distract
- Listen to slow or medium-rate music
- Play music in the background, i.e. at a low volume
In closing, remember that the quality of the work carried out takes precedence over the quantity and that your child will learn much better in pleasure.