The efficiency with which a person learns is highly dependent on the environment they conduct their studies in. For this reason, we see most schools strive to make their learning space as conducive as possible. With varying degrees—most schools are doing a good job, yet we still continue to see a decline in performance, and this is a sign that more needs to be done.
Unlike the olden days, kids today have access to more distractions that come in the form of video games and media content. While they are necessary for a modern child, it is good to ensure that they are consumed at a reasonable rate. In this post, we are going to discuss what makes a learning environment—with the aim that you can emulate the same at home.
What makes the perfect learning environment?
Time Management is the perfect tool to make any home conducive to learning. It is important that the kids know there is time for everything—time for learning, and time for entertainment. If your kids like watching TV, make sure that learning time comes before their favorite programs are aired. If the timing is not perfect, make sure to record the shows for them and avail it for watching at a later time.
Maintain order and consistency in education is the key to understanding better. Just like in a perfect classroom environment, make sure that you maintain a proper learning schedule at home, with each day having a subject that should be handled, right after they are done with their homework.
Various sources of learning
Do not rely on books as the only source of education, make sure to include other sources like watching documentaries, and searching the Internet. This will broaden your kid’s ability to find information. Under your guidance, show them how to find information on search engines such as Google and Bing.
This one is for the parents that have more than one kid, make sure that you learn about your children understanding capability. Some kids grasp concepts quickly, and others need more time. This is why you should have personalized attention for every kid and give them appropriate help.
These are the top three ways to create a learning environment at home. One thing that you should remember is that learning can be tedious, so be reasonable in the amount of time they spend studying at home—given that they spend most of their day learning at school. We recommend a maximum of two hours during regular school days, and six hours during the holidays to be spent on learning at home.