What was the chapter that you studied yesterday?
What is the Pythagoras Theorem?
Three laws of motion?
Do you find your child forgetting simple things? Are they facing issues with memory retention? Well it is very important that while studying, or while being taught – the child fully grasps the concept what he/she is studying. But there are a few things that will help them with the memory and put away the stress of studying at the last minute to make sure they retain everything.
Here are our top 5 tips to improve your child’s memory:
Try using visualization techniques with your child. After they read or hear something, encourage them to paint a picture in their mind of what they just heard. They can also make a movie in their mind, for example after learning about historical events. Games that mix and match items can also improve visual memory, so make use of them. Flash cards with words or images can also help your child practice word meanings.
Using more than one senses:
Utilizing more than one sense when learning something can help with memory retention. For example, if you want to teach your child about oranges, you can have them touch, smell, and taste the fruit, in addition to reading about it. Seeing, hearing, touching, and moving help children process information in different ways, which can lead to a better understanding and remembering of what they learned.
Make learning more fun. Add a bit of colour!
Adding colour can help our brains filter information. Our brain can only take in a small amount of the billions of pieces of sensory information available to us every second, but colour is something that stands out. This is especially useful when we’re doing a reading exercise and want to highlight important passages. We can also use coloured sticky notes to list questions before reading a textbook or to note key learning ideas. Colour-coded schedules for study time can help us remember better and be more organized.
Use of textures and patterns:
By making use of patterns, you can help your child improve their memory. This strategy requires repetitive action, but it will pay off in the long run with unfamiliar or difficult words. Going through the process of coding and categorizing information into patterns will help your child to remember things more easily.
Connect it with an experience they have had in real life
It can be helpful to connect experiences when trying to help a child create a stronger memory. This can be done by relating the lesson to personal experiences. When learning about transportation, for example, you can talk about your latest holiday and the modes of transportation you took (e.g. car, plane, boat). In this way, your child will associate happy memories with the lesson and have a better chance of remembering it. It will also make your child feel that memorizing things can be enjoyable!
It is incredibly important for young adult to be equipped with tools that help him/her make their studies easier. Schools are supposed to be a fun place for students to learn and grow. They should be happy to returning to schools, meeting their friends and learning in classes. And that’s our aim at Podar Smarter Schools. We want to make learning more fun!