How to develop a cognitive interest? How to set up a child for learning with pleasure? How to deal with academic failure? Why are the efforts of parents ineffective? What hinders success?
“If you want to change the world, start with yourself”
- said once Mahatma Gandhi.
A child, even the smallest - the world, concealing so much of the unknown. It can be approached, understood, only by “rebuilding” one’s own vision, learning to see the problem through the eyes of a child. This is the main rule of any communication. In communicating with the child, those who refused to be self-centered are successful.
Before you scold for a bad letter, start with yourself and try yourself to complete the task with an inactive hand. Did you arrange the result? Perhaps the reason is not in carelessness, but in inadequate preparation of fine motor skills? Much more effective daily notations will be entertaining exercises on the development of this very motility, applied exercises with paper, plasticine, all kinds of handicraft.
We must learn to see the essence of the difficulty in teaching the child, to understand its origins. A parent of a first grader complains that her daughter cannot remember the simplest addition rule. That, about rearrangement of items. The reason, of course, is that a seven-year-old girl is poorly oriented in terms. "Addendum", "sum", "difference" sound for it akin to "aberration" or "irritation."
Yesterday’s preschooler, with his verbal luggage, is confronted with a multitude of new terms, which are allotted for a very limited time. She offered to play with the "profession of the number." The essence of the game is that the number changes its profession, depending on the task. In the series, this is the sequence number, and in tasks it becomes “decreasing” or “composed”. A few minutes of the game, and the child remembers the new words, and then a simple rule.
“The word combination is a combination of two or several words related in meaning and grammatically, serving for the dissected designation of a single concept (subject, quality of the subject, action, etc.)”
Admit it, did you immediately catch the meaning? Adherence to difficult terms makes it difficult to understand the subject. All ingenious should be simple. When helping a child, parents not only have to be well-versed in the material themselves, but also try other, creative ways of explaining the essence; success is always a novelty.
At the request of one of the parents to help her explain the “complex” topic of word communication types in a phrase, I came up with a fairy tale analogy to the types of communications “How easy is it to learn the types of communication in word combinations? Teaching tale. Read, make sure it's easy.
This is exactly the setting for learning: “it's easy!” Calling for increased attention because of the “difficult topic”, be sure that at this moment the fear of difficulties will reduce the potential for attention. A positive attitude, your confidence - good learning assistants and the key to success of the child.
Often, children face the difficulty of fusing letters when learning to read. But the explanation can be quite simple. Read my story “How did the Magic Feather help you learn to read? Teaching tale. It uses two didactic techniques that help the child to master the letter - sound differentiation, isolation of sounds by ear, and lingering fusion. And all in an exciting form for the kid.
Do not be afraid to connect associations, do not be afraid of bold analogies with other sciences. Some modern educational systems have refused to study subjects in favor of finding a solution to a local problem, using various scientific knowledge. Such is the educational eclecticism.
The difficulties of learning are not only conceptual complexity. Often parents complain of restlessness, frequent distractibility, poor memory. All these are characteristics of the basic mental processes.
And in conclusion, the information relevant to the beginning of the school year. Did you know that adaptation after a summer vacation for an elementary school student can last up to one and a half months? A fifth-grader for active inclusion will take a month, and high school students need two weeks.
Discipline, outdoor activities, sports, proper nutrition will help the child quickly and painlessly get used to the training loads. In the first month it is better to refuse to visit sections and circles.