Memory is the foundation of building a great life for your child. Memory is also, in fact, the largest contributing factor to your child's learning process both in and outside of the school.
In order for a child to become master of his memory capacity, it is very much vital to ensure that the child is regularly working on his memory muscles. Because sharp memory skills aren't something which is inborn. A child has to develop it with lots of practice.
Types of Memory:
An effective memory can be divided into two parts:
1) Short Time Memory: The short-term memory actually allows the students to recall any information which they had learned.
2) Long-Term Memory: The Long-Term Memory helps the student in the dissection, deep understanding and learning of the topics.
So, after understanding these two forms of memories, one can be absolutely sure that, any student who has trouble with memory, is actually having the trouble of processing and organizing information.
However, the best part is that there are a large number of excellent memory techniques to help improve the child’s both long-term and short-term memory. Let’s discuss ten tips to improve the child’s memory:
• Asking Questions:
Always encourage your child to ask questions. Asking questions ensures that the child is developing a deeper understanding of the topic.
Hone your child’s creative spirit. Be it singing, dancing, or writing, our brain is designed to house more information If used effectively.
• Break Information:
While divesting any information break them into small sized pieces, that can be easily remembered by the child.
• Use all senses:
Make learning fun for your child. Read aloud, have a conversation with your child and use different props to make your child understand.
• Role Reversal:
As part of fun sessions, ask your child to teach you the part that he understood. Later, go and review any part of the material your child was unsure about while teaching you.
• Active Learning:
Encourage active learning. Encourage the child to take part in an active discussion about different topics and ask your child what he thinks about it.
• Use Visual Aides:
Believe it or not but eyes are the easiest route to memory. If we use visual aids, while teaching the child, he remembers it faster than usual.
• Self Tutoring:
Gauge your child’s understanding capacity by helping him to make his or her’s own example related to the topic.
Our memories are very much responsive to patterns, music’s and keywords. Form keywords for every subject so that your child can easily relate to it.
• Make Learning Exciting:
Use different experiments, help the child check out books and videos and make their learning experience interesting.