Teach our children HOW to learn

As parents, teachers and educators, many a times we concern ourselves with teaching the children WHAT to learn - grammar rules, vocabulary meanings, maths timetables, number patterns, etc and WHAT to do - reading comprehension, problem sums, spelling tests, etc.

And in the process we may have missed out on the equally important part of teaching them HOW to learn too.

For example:

  1. To understand grammar rules, children need to first learn HOW to relate words and ideas (relational thinking skills)
  2. To remember the maths timetables, children need to first learn HOW to store and retrieve information (memory skills)
  3. And to figure out number patterns, children need to first learn HOW to analyse patterns (analytical thinking)

Every expectation of what to do with a learning task needs to be first preceded by the child understanding and learning HOW to do it.

In the same way when someone learns to swim, he/she must first learn HOW to blow bubbles in the water (in order to be able to control their breathing underwater - the WHAT) or someone wanting to pick up tennis first learns HOW to hold the racket and move their feet before they are able to serve the ball.

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How to learn

 Children are children therefore close supervision is important. Parents need to read to the young child everyday for 30 minutes. This helps the child to develop an interest in listening and reading. If your child likes to read, it is best bring them to Library to borrow books of their choice. 

stanfordtuition | Mon, 11/06/2012 - 12:28am

Any parent whose kid is in sch tt cosed due to hfmd?

Hi, tehjeelee

 

Not sure if this comes too late> Otherwise, you may wish to swing over to WorkPlayz Montessori at 88A Telok Blangah Heights.

They offer 4 hour programs upon request.

 

Good luck

Bun | Wed, 07/03/2012 - 5:15pm

See, hear and do, that's how

See, hear and do, that's how a student learns.  To reach a kinesthetic learner, we have to DO hands on experiments.  To reach a visual learner, we have to write it out so that the learner can see.  To teach an auditory learner, we just have to say it so that they can hear and remember it. 

Libby | Sun, 04/03/2012 - 11:49pm

 may I know how to identify

 may I know how to identify if the child is a auditory, kinesthetic or a visual learner?

 

safety first | Tue, 26/06/2012 - 11:58am

A confident child

 I would like to share with you an interesting article: how to encourage your child.  Enjoy reading!

jennythang | Tue, 28/02/2012 - 1:01am

Any parent whose kid is in sch tt closed due to hfmd?

Hi I desperately need to speak with parents who got affected by school closure. Their healthy kids have nowhere to go and they have to work so very hard to juggle the two

Pls call me 92390029 ASAP thanks
Or email tehjenlee@gmail.com

Thanks!!

notyetam21 | Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:08am