In order to function well in school, children need to develop good home and study habits. How he acts at home reflects how he feels at school – if he sits all day watching TV on the weekends, he is likely to show the same double attitude about his schoolwork.
As a parent, it is our job to push our children to the best of their abilities. Making a few simple changes to his lifestyle will increase his performance in school. Here are 3 effective ways to help improve your child’s study habits:
Keep him busy
It is true that we all have lazy days, just want to be in bed all day or on the couch with snacks, watching TV shows. While this is acceptable once in a while, it is not ideal to be the norm for children.
According to the Mayo Clinic, children who are in front of the TV for more than 2 hours a day are more likely to have health problems, behavioral difficulties and reduced school performance.
So don’t be a couch potato! Keep yourself and your little one busy by playing in the park, playing educational games and such.
Encourage him to participate in physical activities
Most young kids love being active, it’s because they have so much energy! Use that energy for good use by letting him explore and try out various physical activities. Not all kids are into sports, but you can at least do some encouragement (be sure to be active too!) – get tried with different things and he will definitely find something that he enjoys.
If your child finds a sport that he grows to love, he will learn more about the goals and focus that will be translated into his studies. So get out there and expose your child to a variety of sports and physical activities – let him have the freedom to choose what he wants to try!
Give good reading habits
Strong reading ability starts at home. From reading to your toddler’s time stories every night to him choosing his own books to read for fun, a good reading habit is an important component of a child’s success in school. Encourages reading to be a part of his bedtime and playtime schedules – be sure to allow him to choose which books he wants to read!
The above tips on top of the daily allotted time to study and do homework can help increase your child’s interest and achievement in school! Try these effective ways to improve your child’s study habits!