learners grasp ideas by using words in all forms (reading, writing, talking,
etc.). They learn best when they can write down or talk in detail about
what they're studying at the time.
home, giving the opportunity to express herself or himself linguistically
will have great effects. For example, perhaps your child has to learn about
safety. Have him or her write a story about safety and draw a picture about
safety, explaining all about the different components included. Keeping
a journal or detailed notes can help reinforce the material as well.
another example? Maybe your child is learning about division. Gather a
bunch of beans or other small objects and divide them into piles. Have
your child describe the piles to you, how many objects you're starting
with, how many are left in each grouping, etc. Another helpful idea is
to have your child write down answers to the following three questions
for every problem:
is the problem I'm trying to solve?
do I know?
will I use to solve it?
be surprised how effective this can be in helping a child focus their learning
steps. This is a technique your child can carry into college and beyond.