Parents of pupils are concerned about the performance of their children, worrying about how to enhance concentration and memorization while studying – we all do care about our children’s grades, don’t we? Everything is being connected with the further success to be gained in adulthood.
Obviously, we are talking about the “A” grades. However, it is equally important to master the skills beyond any school’s grades, but which do play integral part in the real adult life.
The issue should be cared of before going to school. Not for nothing, both teachers and psychologists insist that fine motor skills shall be developed as soon as possible. A kid should be able to handle small items, shape, make appliqués, play with small toys (naturally, at an age when there is no risk of swallowing such small items). Scholars notice that the development of fine motor skills is in close relation with speech development. Thus, parents of the future «orators» as well as the open-minded human beings should pay a great attention to the point.
Perception and understanding the sounds, words and sentences directly affects the development of the neuronal brain network – so called linkages that emerge while processing, memorization and using of tons of information. The more the linkages, the more easily our brains process new information, enhancing learning processes, which are being applied in the daily life. With the aim to develop perception of difficult sounds as well as memorization in children, firstly, you should be quite talkative and encourage him to speak out his own opinions, and secondly, be very active in asking him questions and be attentive while receiving the answers.
Besides, a number of teachers argue that the classic music is the best to prepare a kid for perceiving difficult sounds. Experience has shown that the majority of children interprets very well the works of Mozart and Vivaldi, while «close attention» to the classic music facilitates language learning.
Ask your child to express his thoughts and to describe what he sees in a picture of a photo, imagining what has happened or what would happen. Read books and discuss the stories.
If a child is already reading by himself, ask him about what he has read. It is not necessary to retell the entire story: let him share his thoughts and explain what association as to such-and-such verse or novel he experiences.
A skill to “bring about” the associations is one of the techniques for a sort/long-term memorization. The classic example for memorizing with the use of associations is studying the works of art. In the great book “How to talk to children about art”” written by Françoise Barbe-Gall, there is a set of recommendations on how to discuss the works of art with children aged 4 or 5 till their adolescence. The books talks about the delivering information about a picture so that to develop the children’s erudition, increase attention and train memory.
The majority of children in the age of seven are already prepared to learn and perceive new information as they can spend 30-40 minutes without being too active: they remember new things without getting tired.
Others at the age of seven need an individual approach. They can’t sit still, their brains fail to remember or reproduce information. A number of problems regarding the school enrolment arise due to discrepancy of loads and capacities of the child. For the child to adapt quickly and study better, without being stressed out and tired, should receive support from his parents in scheduling his routine. It is necessary to explain how to respond on his achievements and accept his mistakes, being energy-effective.
Practically, we have to learn our children how to study – say, to attend school classes, which require perseverance, as well as how to be almost insensitive to overloads, adapt to stress and enjoy their rest.
Different games is the essential element of studying, social adaptation and development of all functions, including speech, attention, memory, ability to process new information, resistance to stress and formation of personal interests. Children who easily play and communicate with their agemates at pre-school age, are motivated by learning at school, feeling much more comfortable within a group and easily prioritizing their favourite subjects and activities, consequently, they have more success in their adulthood.
A child at any age needs love and attention of his parents as well as their understanding, genuine interest to his life and events, which take part in his routine.
Except your life experience and children’s efforts, to be successful he may require the additional support. Here we can use a number of components that enhance memory and concentration, strengthen the immune system, support vision qualities and contribute to form good body type and bone skeleton.
Create the necessary conditions for your child, which will help him to be successful in studies and in father adult life!
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been long related to a list of substances with the proven effectiveness. It is widely known that the lack of Omega-3 cause difficulties while learning as well as memory problems in adults. Besides, it is very important that these acids to be absorbed by the child’s organism. Not for nothing, throughout the world Omega-3 is recommended for the use at any age. Multivitamins with additional content of Omega-3 acids are recommended for children starting at the age of three until their adolescence.
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