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How is the learning ability of School Children affected?

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November 11, 2020

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Introduction 

When exactly does a child start learning?

When will the concept of growth and development be applicable to school children?

Well, you would be happy to know that the children's learning process begins at the very moment when they open their small tiny eyes for the first time to see this wonderful & beautiful world. 

Teaching learning process: child playing to observe and learn

The learning process of a child sees various changing processes from a newborn infant to a toddler, with further transformation again in school going children. Senses play an important role in the concept of growth and development of learning ability in kids.

Children start to learn things mostly by observation, experimentation, and by asking questions as per their stages of development and curiosity or interests which is important when growing up as a learner. 

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    At the infant and toddler stage, children learn by their senses. A toddler can observe things, explore it, and can recognize it by touch. Often at this stage, even children try to communicate with their unrecognized word, evolving their learning ability.

    Growing up as a learner: A toddler using his senses to learn

    After this stage, once kids begin going to school, they have more factors affecting child learning. Let us now look into it more.


    How is the learning ability of school children affected?

    Preschool Age

    Once kids reach the Preschool stage, they learn by their ability of reasoning and thinking. 

    The learning process at this stage is different for different school children. Some kids learn fast by seeing, some by hearing, some by reading, while a few by doing stuff. 

    At this stage parent’s involvement is very necessary. As a parent, you should be able to recognize your child’s quick learning ability. 

    If you see, your child studying does so by listening, you can read storybooks, rhymes, and songs for him. If your child learns by sketching or drawing, you can draw with him.

    Preschool stage of learning process: Enhance learning ability by reasoning and logic

    At the preschool level, most of the kids have lots of energy and they always learn through playing. These children always want to learn something new by experimenting and by creating a wide range of materials with colors, clays, & toys, etc. 

    Nowadays, many toy companies build their product considering this aspect of children. At this stage, some children like to solve some puzzles or maybe other problem-solving activities. Reasoning and thinking capability developed during this stage, helps kids going to school to handle any tough situation in the future. 

    School Age

    At the school age, a child tries to increase his social connectivity. 

    School children make friends in school, and go out to play with fellow classmates. At this stage of growth and development, a child starts to do some tasks on their own. Also, they often start making little decisions.

    School children learning and interacting with each other

    School going children develop curiosity as well as doubt and always try to ask questions to the elder one.


    How can parents accelerate learning growth and development?

    Parents play a vital role throughout the development of these stages of growing up as a learner. 

    Parent’s involvement and enjoyment both matter a lot for children. Parents are the first teacher of their children. So a parent's way of behaving counts a lot.

    For School children, learning ability development and the parent's role go closely together. 

    Parents play an important role in learning in school going children 

    The child feels motivated by what their parents do. It is only the parent’s responsibility to provide a pleasant atmosphere at home. Sharing the personal experience of learning is also a nice idea, to improve children's learning process.

    Child’s learning processes should not involve too much learning activity at home. Considering a child's learning process parents should take care of his/her physical as well as mental health. 

    Maintaining a good diet, a good routine, and physical activities all contribute to the overall learning development of a child. 

    Here are some important points we can consider developing a school going child’s learning ability.

    Explore what truly interests your child 

    Let learning kids choose their own interests and hobbies

    Do not impose your interest on your child. Respect their interest even though you do not like it. Give them a chance to explore. 

    Trusting children with responsibility is a great idea 

    Give responsibility for work to your child. If your child wants to submit a project on any topic, just tell them to select the topic on their own. It allows children to control their learning process. 

    More than preaching, focus on listening

    Parents should listen to children to know their interests

    Whenever your child tries to have a conversation with you, be a good listener. Try to listen to their trivial things with curiosity and involvement.

    Do not impose your thoughts on your child 

    As a parent, you should not impose your thoughts on your kids. You should consider him as a different personality with different values

    Encourage school children to try new things

    Do encourage your child for a different learning experience. Explore more learning resources for him. 

    Does more participation produce the results you want? 

    As a parent, you should always give importance to participation instead of performance, which definitely leads to a better learning experience of your child. 

    Child going to school happily learning

    It is totally okay to make mistakes. Kids with low self-confidence feel unsure of themselves. Self-belief helps them to try more and more new things.

    Do not amplify a child's weaknesses 

    Always focus more on the child’s strength instead of weakness. The child’s self-confidence makes much difference in his learning capability.  

     Give the emotional support that your child needs

    Emotional support to children is vital in learning process

    They should feel assured about your love and support. Be always positive with them. Try to become a good friend with your child. 


    Conclusion

    Teaching school going children is also an art. 

    The best way to teach kids is to enjoy everything with them. We should also become a child with them while playing with them.

    The teaching technique will differ for school children according to their stages of development. Children's learning process cannot be better without experiencing it. 

    So instead of giving electronic gadgets to the kids for learning, if we participate in that activity, it will be real fun. 

    Practice, repetition, praise, and encouragement are key to increase the child’s learning ability. The learning processes start from knowing nothing to trying to know everything. It is a never-ending process. 

    So learning would always be fun for everyone at every stage, starting from infant to college student. Children should enjoy every bit of learning no matter what the subject is. But always concentrate on his or her interest more.

     If the child enjoys the learning journey, won't the results be superior?

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How can I motivate my child to learn?

    Follow these steps:

    • Explore what truly interests your child 
    • Trusting children with responsibility is a great idea 
    • Focus on listening to them
    • Do not impose your thoughts on your child 
    • Do encourage your child for a different learning experience.
    • Give importance to participation instead of performance
    • Focus more on the child’s strength instead of weakness
    • Provide the emotional support that your child needs
       

    When exactly does a child start learning?

    Children's learning process begins at the very moment when they open their eyes. Infants to toddlers to children, all learn in different ways. 


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