Every child is born differently. Even twins have different talents and skills. Well, so is the way to learn every child.
There are children who are easier to absorb material if there is help with teaching aids. However, there are also those who can learn easily if the material is made into a song.
By recognizing their learning methods, children learn more effectively. He can understand information better without feeling frustrated. Then, which type of child Moms, huh?
Children who learn with audio methods can best understand the material by listening. He will remember the things he heard, not what he saw or felt.
For example, children better understand instructions dictated verbally, not in written form. Note if when reading or memorizing something, the child mumbles or reads aloud the subject matter. This means the Little One learns from the audio method.
To support the audio learning style, Moms can test children’s understanding with an oral quiz. Ask the child to retell the lesson summary to Moms rather than writing it on paper. At school, ask the child to sit in front so he can listen to the teacher clearly.
Visual learning styles rely heavily on props such as images, diagrams, tables, films, and infographics. Children will learn faster when seeing and watching things.
The child may easily lose concentration if he only listens to the explanation from his teacher. His eyes must also be preoccupied with certain objects. When asked to remember something, the child may close his eyes to imagine this.
So that children with this learning method can learn more effectively, ask the child to take notes or draw key ideas delivered when the teacher is explaining something without pictures or props.
When children are learning new material, try to look for images or …
Training children to clean the house can be done since he was a toddler. This is important so that children do not fully rely on their parents and household assistants. The hope, when an adult child, he becomes independent. But, how do you teach it to step by step?
Carol Paul, author of The Ultimate Family Clean Up The House Formula, gives advice, “Be patient with them, and give instructions two or three short and simple steps.” Furthermore, Paul provides some house cleaning activities that you can teach children. Of course, by setting standards that are appropriate for his age.
1. Clean the floor with a vacuum cleaner.
Children aged 2-3 years can already do this activity. Paul asked the child to try to suck everything he could. He also chose a lightweight vacuum so that it was easier for children to carry out their activities.
2. Mopping the floor.
Give the child a cloth and a spray bottle that has been filled with water. Children can use it by sweeping the damp cloth to any floor surface. It would be better if the floor has been cleaned with a vacuum cleaner so that the process of mopping the floor is easier and faster.
3. Dispose of garbage and replace the plastic.
This activity includes easy work for children. Before he goes to throw garbage, prepare a replacement plastic bag that he can put in the trash. If the garbage load is too heavy, you can change the task by sorting the waste by type and putting it in the container that you provide.
4. Clean the bathroom.
Generally, children like to play water. To clean the bathroom, give it a small bottle that has been filled with cleaning fluid, and show how to spray the liquid onto the floor, …
Many parents think that writing in English is an assignment for elementary students in a higher class or even assignments for middle school students. But that is not true. If the child has started learning to write English at the beginning of elementary school, then they will be proficient in writing once they enter junior high and high school.
Dr. Yihuai Cai, Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University suggested that children start practicing writing in English since kindergarten and early elementary school!
How do you practice children’s English writing skills at home? Dr. Yihuai Chai shares the following 4 tips:
Writing English is not only about language skills; it also includes creativity and observation of children about their lives. Children can get writing inspiration from their daily activities.
In America, children at kindergarten to grade 2 elementary school practice writing every week, with topics related to daily life. For example, in addition to writing class activities, they also describe the weather or daily activities. Every week, the teacher will take the students to the zoo or to the park, and ask students to write down their experiences.
Dr. Cai advises parents to take their children more activities outdoors. If children expand their horizons, then they will have more things to write about.
Before children start writing short paragraphs, parents can invite children to brainstorm to expand their writing ideas, for example by recalling the details of activities and writing a list of topics and important points. For example, parents can chat with children: “Are there interesting things that just happened? What are the most appropriate words to describe this? “Let the child record or draw important information during this brainstorming process.
The following are two methods to help children …
School is very important for children. But school is not the only place for children to seek knowledge. There are six ways you can educate children outside of school.
These are the six ways
Introduce to public libraries
The library is the most valuable source of knowledge that can provide access to a collection of free knowledge books. In public libraries, there are various kinds of books for all ages including children. You can guide your child in a public library. Unfortunately, there are not too many public libraries in Indonesia.
Introduce to culture
Introduce children to as much culture as possible by visiting museums, zoos, historical sites, and cultural events such as drama, opera, and traditional music concerts. By going to places that are related to culture, besides being able to broaden the horizons children are also able to develop their hobbies.
If you live in a religious environment, get children involved in religious activities around the house. Sometimes there are new religious lessons that children get by studying in a home environment.
Surf the internet
Technology is the most important part of modern society today. Every day you are definitely connected to the internet. That means children also have access to cyberspace. Encourage children to look for answers on the internet. But you have to do it wisely. There are limits that children may not violate in cyberspace…