Having a kid around is more of a responsibility than fun. You want to be their friend and play with them while also teaches them things along the way. Saying the right from the wrong is a part of growing up and kids tend to imitate as much as is told to them, but more from what they see. Here we shall see some of the ways you can help your kids learn the right way.
- Reading a Page a Day
So, the ability to read and understand is not inherited. Even though the sounds that they hear from you and around gets imitated and learned. They try to speak the way you do and grow up. In much the similar way, they try to read the way you do. The kids have complete faith, by default in the person teaching them anything at all. So, it is a big responsibility as parents to let only the right things pass through. When you are trying to help them read a book, trying to read along with them is a great step forward. Instead of having your elder kid read to them from a storybook while they are listening, try to spend some time showing them the words, put your finger on them, focus their attention and go ahead. Kids tend to have a very short span of attention, so you have to work hard. But, do not overstress it. They are not willing to complete reading the whole page, then don’t force them too much either.
Basically, science agrees that reading with kids is much more effective than simply reading to them. Yes, listening also helps, but we will get to that later.
- Increase Their IQ
To get along well is one thing and to have a great IQ is another. Often we have encountered stories that people from so and so region of the world are their own masters. They don’t follow the rules and yet are talented and have great IQ. Now, the version of the stories that we hear may not be all complete or in chronological order. They are told in a way to attract attention and not be as accurate as possible. As per science, IQ does not come through indiscipline or chaos. Rather, just the opposite.
If you want to teach your kids, make them smarter and increase their IQ, you have you make instill the sense of discipline in them. Of course, teach them and not force them to obey all your rules of the house. There is a difference between forcing something on somebody and following it on their own. The latter makes more impact to IQ than the previous one. Often in life, discipline and self-discipline goes a long way to achieving greater success in career than through intellectual genius of the mind. Because, without discipline in the mind is like a rudderless ship.
A good way would be to be strict with rules and their implementation than with penalties and forcing them to do something. Be a guiding beacon of light to help your kids improve their IQ.
- About Listening Skills
It is known that babies begin to articulate and listen to sounds from 5 months ago. So basically, they are still listening to their surroundings when they are not yet born. This has strong implications for them after birth as well. You can notice that kids tend to enjoy the same kind of music that their mother used to listen to when she was pregnant. The music has a soothing effect of the same kind on them as it was relaxing for you. They have grown with them for a longer time than you had ever imagined.
Now, to improve the learning ability through listening is an art. Music is known to harbor the harmony of sounds. So, music is also a way to teach your kids. You can train their brain to become calm, mature and increase their learning ability. Studies have found that kids with some music lessons used to pick up vocabulary up to 20% faster than those not enrolled or any interest in music.
Listening to music is effective. Also, learning to play a musical instrument or singing is even more effective.
- Learning is Active Always, but be Early
We tend to leave a remark that our kid is not learning anything when we actually meant that his or her academic results are poor. It must be known that kids always learn, as much as adults, young and old. But, in them, the rate is really faster. Imagine how faster you can write on a blank page. It becomes difficult to scribble as it gets filled up gradually. Something similar occurs with age. As we grow up we are able to learn little and store little.