Friday, March 20, 2020

Four Surprising Reasons Your Little One Finds School A Challenge

*Contributed Post

Not every child finds school easy. Plenty of children go to public school and find it difficult
because of the crowds, the expectations and the lack of one to one attention. Children
who are home educated generally get more concentrated attention as they have been
used to a one on one parent to child ratio with their studies. The thing is, children in any
education setting can struggle with the work set for them, but it’s not always down to
whether they are intelligent enough to understand the material set out for them.

There are many reasons that a child finds school a challenge, and it’s important to
understand that sometimes, it’s down to nature, not nurture. For example, a child who needs prescription glasses may seem to do badly in their schoolwork, but it’s because they cannot see it more than because they cannot understand it. When your child starts to get low grades, or starts to squint at their work from afar, it’s a sure sign that their education can get back on track when their sight is checked. You can follow this link for more info.  Aside from their eyes,
there are plenty of reasons that their school work is a challenge. Let’s take a look!

Girls on Desk Looking at Notebook

1. Gaps In Knowledge. When you miss out on certain topics, or you don't practice particular
concepts enough, children can forget them. It’s why repetitive work is good for them to learn.
It’s important to keep drumming home the same concepts in different ways. It’s hard to
absorb new material when there are skips in the subject! Children need consistency in
their education, but if you’re not offering that consistency, you’re going to have a problem!
Where possible, you need to keep on top of the topics your child is learning.
2. Environmental Distractions. Children are easily distracted and have very short attention
spans. If they are in the wrong learning environment, they won’t be able to concentrate and
continue to work. Children learn in different environments, so the best thing that you could
do is to assess your child and what their preferred environment is to learn, and go from there.
Some children don't do well in formal settings and some do exceptionally well. It’s all going to depend on what their exact needs are!
3. Learning Difficulties. Children of all ages have different learning needs and you can ensure
that your child is assessed by the right people. If you suspect dyslexia or ADHD, you need to
speak to a professional and ensure your child has the right support.
4. Learning Styles. That leads us to learning styles quite nicely; you need to work with your
child and their learning style. Some children are more visual than others, with other children
more kinetic. Once you figure out their individual learning style, you can set up the right topics
and teach them in a way that helps them to sink in. The biggest thing to do is make sure that
you have the right materials to give them the education that they deserve.

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