There seems to be almost nothing as important as children’s education, working full-time and being an involved parent can get pretty exhausting. Especially if your child learns differently than you do, sometimes reading information over and over again just doesn’t quite cut the mustard. The hardest subject for most kids is math, some kids just simply cannot see the numbers in their heads. Here’s some cute learning tricks to make math for kids a bit easier.
Use images: some kids are visual learners in need to associate certain things with a picture. This can help your child better visualize the numbers and keep track of them in their head.
Songs and rhymes: putting the multiplication table into rhymes are songs can help children better count in their head if they can you can keep up with a little tune.
Take the road less traveled: there actually different ways to go about solving a math problem. There actually multiple alternatives into solving a multiplication problem such as the grid method, gelosia method and the Japanese multiplication method. Remember what works for woman doesn’t always work for the other, everybody’s brains work differently.
Destress: sometimes children psych themselves out into thinking that they are bad at something. Always reassure your child that they will get the hang of it eventually and not to put too much pressure on them. Telling yourself that you’re bad at something is the best way to make sure you will always stay bad at something.
Another subject that some children can have a tendency to have problems with are reading and spelling. Simply writing over and over again just won’t do the trick for some, it’s not because they’re not paying attention. Some children learn by sounding out the word some just literally memorize every single word, while others need to see the word in their head.
Flash cards: This method will never go out of style especially to visual learners. Writing the word out in a fancy or creative text can help your child with some more difficult words.
Clapping: Using the playground a favorite of hand clapping games to make spelling fun can help your child learn how to sound out words and if they have siblings, help them bond.
Have them teach: Yes you already know all these things but teaching is the best way to solidify knowledge. Let your child teach you or teach younger siblings what they have learned.
These are only a few methods and helping your child get a hold of some difficult subjects. Be careful not to cross your child off so quick as lazy or having their heads in the clouds all the time. Everyone thinks differently and your child is no exception, happy learning!