How to teach a child to remember?
You say to him, read, learn by heart, and the next day I hear: “I don’t remember”. Happened with you two? To me more than once. This despite the fact that memory itself for all the tests all fine. And neurology is normal. So what’s the problem? How to teach a child to remember?
I approached this problem systematically and studied various theoretical and practical literature. And in this post I want to share with you my insights.
Why he can’t remember, when health is all right?
The causes of this problem may be several:
The material is uninteresting for the child. As for studying, the item often is in the first place. But still to learn it is necessary…
The child is now fascinated by something else, totally not related to what you need to remember.
The child is in stress. Maybe you already had time to scold, or he himself clocked that can’t learn.
The child is hungry, tired, didn’t sleep, he has something hurts.
The material is not for the age of the child. Psychologists say that the child, for example, it is easier to learn the word “dove” than the word “nine”. Can you guess why?
The child can not concentrate, to focus. Here, first of all need to decide is the features of children’s psycho or the result of the reasons described in the claims. 1-5.
The child actually remembers, but can’t reproduce the material.
Now I want two words to describe “zapominaniya” mechanism to understand what is really going on and how to influence it.
How to teach a child to remember?
First, remember the information gets into short-term memory. Here it is, as long as it is a momentary necessity for Example, when memorizing a poem, the lines that the child kept repeating themselves in short-term memory.
And here is a poem learnt, immediately told the Pope, delighted grandparents and kindergarten teacher (or teacher in school) and… forgotten 🙁 Why? Because all this time the poem was in short-term memory and as soon as the need for it anymore, slipped from memory, without getting into long-term memory. Where and are extracted when needed.
There are several hypotheses of how and why one information is stored for a long time, and the other disappears forever. As for children, most reasonable, in my opinion, is the hypothesis that associates this transition with those factors that I listed at the beginning of the article.
Here are the rules that I have identified,to teach a child to memorize.
For better memorization, create a more comfortable environment. It can be as complete minimization of space when working with a student (not to be distracted by extraneous), and the creation of a special space to remember. For example, to arrange the toy animals, pictures with animals, pick up the movies and cartoons with animals if you and baby learn about animals. (By the way, I noticed that this “object” is a good method in learning foreign languages in primary school.)
The child should be fed, rested, not tired.
Select the special time to teach the child to remember. Nowhere in a hurry. The child feels it and starts to get nervous. More info about nerology childrens.
Never yell at the child, not call him, do not scold, that he can’t remember. Will not help. It will only get worse. Unfortunately, from experience 🙁
But also do not ship child pseudopsinae slogans like: “You can if you try!” “This time you will succeed!” “This is a very simple rule”. Such promises will only add to child stress, because besides the fact that he will not be afraid to learn, he is also afraid not justify parental expectations.
Don’t let other adults (or children) to evaluate the storage ability of your child in his presence.
It is not necessary to focus children’s attention on the fact that “now we’re going to have a special lesson and play special games for what would you better remember that.” Try natural and unobtrusive to enter different “zapominanie” technology in your games and homework.