To be fast learner, you don’t have to simply repeat phrases and sentences till it makes sense, you have to be conscious, attentive and enthusiastic all the while encouraging your children to be the same!
Children Are More Prone to Learning
The minds of children are sometimes referred to as blank slates. And blank they are until they start picking up different images from the universe or in this case daily life and slowly attach a meaning to it. For a fast learner child, you have to be equally active and excited to know about a certain thing as your child is. In majority of the cases, that’s not what’s happening. Why? Because a child is more interested in other things than that boring textbook you’re reading to him. Children are more prone to learning than adults but in order to take advantage of this fact, you have to make learning a fun process!
1. Point and Read
One of the ways to have fun as well as learn is the ‘point and read’ method. This is commonly found in children aged 3—5. They are curious and their mind is spinning with questions and ideas. Instead of getting annoyed over it, encourage it and join them in this game. It might be a bit tedious but will help your children to be fast learner. For example, you’re visiting a zoo then instead of simply showing your kid the animals, point out to each and tell him/her about the animal and some of its interesting facts. Ask them to point it out and tell you what they’ve understood and listen passionately as they explain. This method can be adopted at home by pointing out at the remote and asking your toddler to pass it etc.
2. Read to Your Kid Every Day
A fast learner child is never simply born with a high capacity or the talent. It is adopted by him slowly as he grows. One more way to enhance your child’s learning capabilities is to read to him every day. Start with small exciting stories, act it out to him/her and let them touch the book or flip the pages. Even as they grow, develop a habit of reading throughout the house. Read for 20 minutes during the day or night whichever suits you, and let your child do the same by providing them with fun, colored books. By doing this, the child will develop an interest for reading and as he opens this door, he is led to many others which consist of: learning, vocabulary, I.Q. and knowledge etc.
3. Encourage Instead of Mocking
Some children have a less attention span than others. Instead of comparing the child with others or mocking him/her in front of others or even if you’re alone, you’re not helping him to be fast learner. Match your pace with the child. Don’t push him towards something he/she can’t achieve promptly. If he/she seems to be stuck in math or science but is fluent in English or any other then praise him/her for that. Similarly, instead of getting frustrated, help him/her in finding a way to understand the concept in front of him/her. Similar goes for toddlers, if they continue on small play task and cannot seem to digest the information or having trouble with it then go slowly than usual and be warm about it.
4. Be More Visual Than Auditory
An early staged child is more than likely to understand visual approach than auditory. This is very much in parallel with the ‘point and read’ method. Show your child the specific picture or task before telling him/her what it is. Visual learning is said to be the most enhanced form of learning for kids and adults of all ages. People usually understand better when shown a certain concept rather than explained over and over again. Explanation is good and beneficial once the child is aware of what is being taught to him. Hence try to be more visual in your approach of learning than auditory.
Hence the key to have a fast learner child is to let him/her explore ideas, make mistakes and at the same time have a passionate teacher willing to show him/her around instead of getting frustrated, so best of luck with yours!