– 10 July, 2020
– 10 July, 2020
3 ideas to make revisions interesting for your child
– 10 July, 2020
As exams approach closer, revisions get more stressful! There are always fun revision strategies to keep children interested instead of the old cramming method. After all, it’s crystal clear understanding that helps them write better, isn’t it?
Too many symbols in algebra to understand? Is trigonometry getting on your nerves? Why is that liver the most important organ? Thermodynamics, atomic structure and condensation- the list of topics is endless. As a parent, it is revisiting school years trying to understand concepts first to make sure your child is studying right.
It is quite taxing. And as much as you want it there is no escape! But there is an alternative route to make studying a lot more fun. Here are 3 study tips you can make revisions interesting for your child at any age:
Plan the Planner
Instead of getting down straight to the books, why not help your child make a study plan initially. Sit down with them and chalk the number of hours, the time and chapter wise study that can have a good mix of all subjects. Include time for games and leisure activities- like board games with your kid. The more they bond with you the more likely they are to listen to you! Scrabble, monopoly and chess make a great exercise for the brain, that is tired reading the material over and over. Card games too can be extremely useful in learning math or science, some of them help in improving memory and calculations especially for exam revisions. The good old Kaun Banega Crorepati can be adapted to so many chapters, you just have to be creative to make studying not so dull for children. So, make sure you become a child too!
Test the Tester
Kids are brilliant these days. It’s surprising how much more they know than what we did when we were young. So, instead of superseding their knowledge, try introducing a fun way that makes them think it is you who want to learn. Remember playing on the blackboard with our friends when we were young- who doesn’t like to be a teacher? It’s just that we have boards and they have tablets! But if they get to test you, they get to also devise their own questions, think of logical explanations and unconsciously revise! Instead of sticking to the old questions papers, devise fun revision techniques of your own- like make chits or cue cards- and combine them into chapter-wise activities. You can even keep them as tasks- say I lose a round of dumb charade, so I will explain what Theory of Relativity is!
Easier with Examples
The rota method is so old school, especially when children have access to so much more information digitally. As a parent you have to be so much more well read and well informed about what are current trends in education. Children do not have the same attention span, hence audio-visual instruments work really well with them. That’s why they are so drawn to videos or video games. As parents, we think they are drawn to social media or youtube, but what they are drawn to is the multiple engaging factors- engaging visuals, great sound, interactive animation.
Hence they remember these a lot better! As parents we have to control what information they are exposed to, that’s why MSVgo can be a great learning companion for your child. It has the entire syllabus from grade 6th to 12th for ICSE, CBSE, IG, ISC and IB boards covered in videos, with practical examples to help clarify concepts better and quizzes at the end of each chapter.
MSVgo is the new-gen solution for smart revisions and quick solutions on difficult study concepts. Making the best use of your smartphone can benefit your child’s and your learning in the long run. Plus, instead of hitting the internet for queries and then reaching several unwanted websites, MSVgo makes getting those answers in a single app. And then there are experts who you can shoot your queries to and get answers to them too, live! What more do you want! Easier revisions through videos and one-stop to solve your syllabus related doubts.
You can download it here: www.MSVgo.com
Try these out and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Happy studying to you!