4 Ways to Build Good Study Habits Together

Thursday - August 21, 2014

Use these tips to build great study habits from a very early age

 

Building good study habits in the early years of a child’s education is a great way to establish a foundation for long-term academic success.

Studying is the core of learning. While classroom lessons and interactive experiences are important, studying regularly is the only way the information can stick long enough to be actually useful. If you can establish great study habits with your child from a very early age, studying will become a natural part of their lives, and they’ll be more successful in the academic world because of it.

Use these four methods to build great study habits together with your child:

1.       Read at least one section of a book each day. Make it a point to build reading skills by reading a new chapter or section of a book every day, adding a new book every time one is completed. It will get your child used to reading on a daily basis.

2.       Make games out of math exercises. Invent or use a pre-existing math-based game to build math skills on a daily (or regular) basis. If it’s done in game format, kids won’t realize they’re learning, but they’ll get used to thinking in mathematical terms regularly.

3.       Recap lessons before going to bed. Over dinner, or at some point before bedtime, ask your child to recap the most important things they’ve learned that day. It will build a reflective attitude that can improve retention.

4.       Make flash cards for each new concept. When your child is learning something new, make flash cards with them to help them remember concepts. Make it a creative challenge to disguise the fact that it is a study activity.

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Building good study habits in the early years of a child’s education is a great way to establish a foundation for long-term academic success.

Studying is the core of learning. While classroom lessons and interactive experiences are important, studying regularly is the only way the information can stick long enough to be actually useful. If you can establish great study habits with your child from a very early age, studying will become a natural part of their lives, and they’ll be more successful in the academic world because of it.

Use these four methods to build great study habits together with your child:

1.       Read at least one section of a book each day. Make it a point to build reading skills by reading a new chapter or section of a book every day, adding a new book every time one is completed. It will get your child used to reading on a daily basis.

2.       Make games out of math exercises. Invent or use a pre-existing math-based game to build math skills on a daily (or regular) basis. If it’s done in game format, kids won’t realize they’re learning, but they’ll get used to thinking in mathematical terms regularly.

3.       Recap lessons before going to bed. Over dinner, or at some point before bedtime, ask your child to recap the most important things they’ve learned that day. It will build a reflective attitude that can improve retention.

4.       Make flash cards for each new concept. When your child is learning something new, make flash cards with them to help them remember concepts. Make it a creative challenge to disguise the fact that it is a study activity.

Stay tuned for the latest news and tips from Columbia Academy! Be sure you like Columbia Academy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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