Tips to help kids learn.
Learning is not simply the acquiring of a new skill. To learn the recipient must be a good host. Such that the host, like your child, is ready and prepared to learn. At Brainstorm, we attend to many children with learning challenges. We have compiled this short list of beneficial tasks to assist your child to strive to learn.
- Read more - the encourage to read, play and interact with reading early is invaluable. Why not introduce them to magazines, comics and ebook readers?
- Move more - we know clearly from science that the brain thrives in a moving world. Kids that swing, jump, kick a ball or even ride a bike are better regulated and learn better. Try walking with them to school, or play in the park after school.
- E-time is destructive time - electronic devices are passive learning. Yes, a child can learn from devices like TV. However, moderate and control the length of time your child is exposed. Greater learning can occur with engaged learning and active participating in the task.
- Enrich other sensors - like music, smells, movement or even taste. The brain retains memory better when other stimuli are anchored. As an example, cook some muffins during homework time or play a symphonic tune in the background or even more the classroom in the park.
- Drink water - is well known yet is common forgotten in practice. The brain requires water for both nutritional and structural support. A growing and learning brain needs H20.
- Rest - bedtime is bedtime! A child who loses sleep can have a significant impact on their health. Some research suggests that even less that one hour can have vastly lowered a child’s learning capacity. Bedtime is bedtime!
- Let them fall - let them take a little responsibility. Unfortunately, we have developed a culture of “helicopter parenting”- where the parent will vigilantly monitoring the child’s every action. A parent by sweeping the path and removing the roadblocks in your child’s way your child will reduce confidence. The tip is to let the go and engage the experience as much by themselves.
- Good food leads to good connections. A diet that is high in omega 3 and 6’s fatty acids can help the building of learning with brain function. Commonly sourced from fish and some nuts, or even quality supplementation.
- Inspire your child with confidence and love. The motivation from parents and peers has been found to uplift and support a child socially and academically.
Brainstorm is a clinical neurological rehabilitation centre. We have access to advanced equipment and training to support a child’s learning potential. Drop us a line for enquiries.