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4 TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S STUDY ROUTINE WORKS
Independent learners are not developed by chance but rather, through a course of a routine that works, which eventually become a habit that children are able to keep up with on a daily basis.
As parents, it is important to understand that this routine should not only focus on what works for us but also realistically, the right amount of workload, time and day to ensure your child learns at a comfortable pace.
So here are our 6 tips to get your child started!
#1 Get your child involved
Encourage your child to be involved in planning their study routine and agree on a timetable for both learning and play times. This empowers them to take responsibility to stick to a routine that they have planned themselves, and agreed to. Additionally, this will also help you understand your child’s workload and stress better.
#2 Setting progressive goals
Assess the subject that your child has greater difficulty in and plan a realistic growth for them to progress at their own pace. This way, children will not feel overly pressured and will learn to enjoy the subject.
Similarly, for other subjects, set goals and encourage your child to achieve them. Eventually, they will take pride in their success and strive to work harder!
#3 Play isn’t all bad
As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. As parents, it is important to ensure that your child has the right balance between study and play. So do set aside adequate time for play and other activities that nurtures life skills through their involvement in music, swimming, drawing or martial arts. By giving your child time to play, relax and pursue their interests, you will find that your child will feel more motivated to complete their Kumon worksheets or even school work!
#4 A little reward goes a long way
As a child progresses, it is important to recognise these wins, even if it is a small progress. This helps your child stay motivated and determined to pursue higher goals. As rewards come in all shapes, sizes and value, why not start by treating them to their favourite restaurant or a movie over the weekend? This will show them that you appreciate their efforts and eventually motivate them to do better.
Last but not least, as Ramadhan is just around the corner, let’s encourage your children to continue with their planned study routine as much as they can during this fasting month. For younger children who have just begun fasting, try to allocate about 10 minutes per day to complete their Kumon worksheets and progress from there.
Check out Malaysia’s First Astronaut’s daughters, Tasha and Bella’s determination in completing their Kumon worksheet EVERYDAY!