A child, who from the onset is taught to learn principally from academics could develop societal issues, as most of the child’s time is being devoted to school subjects.
The child is responsible for learning, as teachers are responsible for teaching, which means teaching cannot be effective without learning. Although, great teachers assist to mold the child’s learning behaviour. They are not frequently found.
Children do things out of habit, and habit is as a result of what they started to do when they were toddlers. Your behavior towards learning should be the first point of contact for them. For instance, you could be keen on issues that are not clear or take corrections right in front of them.
Build them around a learning environment.
Doing so, would make them grow into it, hence, adapting without external assistance. Although, a change in such environment can affect their social development as well as their academic welfare.
Make them understand “learning does not stop”
Interest and habit can be changed. As Oxfordbiblographies put it, ” Within psychology, habitual behaviors are defined as actions triggered automatically when people encounter situations in which they have consistently done them in the past.” This, by implication means, when these consistently performed situations are not encountered (as an environment change would have it), habitual behaivours aren’t automatically triggered. But, by the time, the child grows with the fact that “Learning does not stop”, then environment won’t have to dictate learning.
So what are the aids to help the child learn, you ask? Here they are, from the professional angle of seasoned educators.
1. Visuals as Learning aid for Children in Nigeria
You can force them to read, but you don’t need to force them to see. Visuals that clearly outline certain topics on learning as well as academics are to be placed on strategic places so that the child can easily view them.
At home, Visuals in the form of charts and boards can be placed on a wall in the child’s room. It should be large and visible to always attract attention when the child wakes up or enters the room.
The above board, serves well, for it makes the child understand that learning comes before play. Boards such as this can be gotten from Graphic Mama
Schools are sometimes guilty of not getting the right charts, or getting and not properly positioning them. Charts in schools should be placed towards the school entrance, class entrance and close to the wall where students sit. The aim is to make pupils entering and leaving the school (as well as their classes) to view the charts. In addition, in the class, the charts would aid their learning process.
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