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How to Teach Your Children to Learn in 10 Steps

We give you a series of tips and requirements that you should work on with your children so that they acquire appropriate study habits and methods:
Rachel Jhonson
1. Create a suitable space for study.

It is essential that your child has a table with enough space, where he or she has the necessary materials at hand and the environment is peaceful.
It should also have good lighting and a suitable chair. Distractions such as TV, video games or radio should be avoided.
2. It makes it easier to concentrate.

 Avoid distractions around you, such as the mobile phone, video games or television. Try to spread out your study over periods of 45 or 50 minutes, during which you should avoid interruptions as much as possible. Whenever you can, find a stimulus or a hook to motivate him.
3. Teach your kid to plan:

There are many tools on the Web that he can use to write down his homework and assignments and plan his own study schedules.
For example, Google Calendar. From age 7 to 12, it's good for him to study one to two hours a day on weekdays; from 13 to 18, he should increase his study time by one hour a day. Let him organize his homework.
4. Pay attention to your notes.

Taking notes requires attention and synthesis, which can make studying much easier for your child. Teach him to write down the main ideas discussed in class, as well as specific information that needs to be memorized. Remind him that it will be easier if he includes titles and sections or uses his own abbreviations.
5. Help your kid to do a comprehensive reading.

 No matter how much he rereads a topic, it won't do him any good if he doesn't understand it. For the reading to be effective, he must understand what is being explained. This will make it easier for him to learn.
If he doesn't understand a term, he can consult online encyclopedias such as the Great Encyclopedia Planet or dictionaries. Actions such as underlining or self-assessment with self-administered questionnaires can also be very helpful.
6. Teach him to underline.

Underlining can be very helpful in synthesizing ideas. However, many students do not do this well. They should only highlight the most important ideas. If almost everything in a text is underlined, it will not help. On the Learn to Study page there are several exercises for practicing underlining.
7. Discover tools such as diagrams or concept maps.

They are very useful when processing the subject of study and help to understand and memorize it. Use tools that teach you how to make outlines and with tools that can make concept maps online.
8. Encourage him to make summaries.
It is important that he knows how to synthesize and order his ideas, since this will be very useful when it comes to expressing what he has learned in an exam. On the Educando portal they teach you how to make a good summary.
9. Help him exercise his memory.

The Children Reading Learning guide gives you tips and tricks to help your child make the most of his or her memory.
Children Reading Learning
10. Show your child how to prepare for an exam.
Ideally, your child should ask the teacher what kind of exam it will be and not study at the last minute. If he practices the steps he's taken so far, he'll probably find it much easier.
During the test it is essential that you read the questions calmly and answer the easier ones first. If you have any doubts, ask your teacher.