The memory is given to each of us at birth, but not everyone can use it correctly. The task of parents and teachers is to teach the student the techniques of memorization, so that he subsequently used them unconsciously. The child himself must understand how it is easier for him to remember information. However, any science will not work for the future if the student has no motivation to study. In such a situation, the sacred duty of parents is to interest the child, and for a good result, classes should be carried out systematically. During these classes, educational psychologists recommend that parents pay attention to the following:
- make sure that the child understands the material that he remembers;
- let the child repeat the learned text the next day;
- when working on memorizing a text, break it into small passages, but not very small, so that your student does not forget what was at the very beginning;
- during memorization of the text, ask the baby to speak it out loud;
- motivate your child to learn to memorize, show your imagination: offer for study only those texts that are really interesting to him;
- engage with the child for no more than half an hour, and at first for 15 minutes. If you see that the baby is tired – take a break;
- always praise the child for even the smallest successes, encourage him to study.
How to improve the memory of a student?
If you see that your student is not careful, doesn’t remember what he is told at school and at home, he cannot concentrate, of course, you should not put up with this state of affairs. You need to make an effort, and your child will learn better, become more focused and generally more successful. And for this there are several simple ways.
• Read good literature
Of course, it is difficult to tear a modern child from correspondence on social networks, watching cartoons, and computer games. But for loving parents, nothing is impossible. Convince your child, and, by personal example, that reading is not only useful, but also fashionable. Give him an e-book so that he can read at any opportunity. Pick up good literature for him.
• Learn new things
Mastering new skills trains memory very well. If your kid does not go in for sports and does not attend hobby groups, tell him that all this exists and is accessible. If he is already doing something, offer to learn a new sport or attend a music school, at the same time find out what your child has a soul for.
• Develop vocabulary
Not only reading books will help here. You can organize such a game at home: every day is a new word. Introduce complex words to your child; the Internet will help them interpret them. It will be interesting and useful for parents.
• Learn from memory
Learn the poems given at school with your child. Tell him about your poetic preferences, about how you remembered poetry in childhood.
• Remember numbers
Perfectly affects the development of memory, memorization of numbers. This may be the date of birth of relatives and friends, mobile phone numbers. Tell your child how best to remember them. If there are more children in your family, organize a competition “Who will remember more” between them.
• Relax properly
A healthy sleep, sufficient in time for a child of primary school age (at least 10 hours in a well-ventilated room), as well as walks in the fresh air (up to two hours daily) perfectly stimulate the brain and, accordingly, positively affect memory. Do not neglect these simple rules.
10 products for the child prodigy
To improve memory, you need to eat right. Your schoolchild’s diet must have foods containing the necessary vitamins and minerals. Here are ten products that will help your child learn school material “perfectly”:
- Fish (preferably marine, contains iodine, phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids, which has a beneficial effect on the brain).
- Eggs (contain protein and choline, which helps to focus).
- Garlic (speed up blood circulation, add to meat dishes).
- Red grapes (antioxidant, protects body cells from aging and damage).
- Broccoli (just a storehouse of vitamin K, which improves brain function).
- Legumes (contain vitamins B6, B12, folic acid. Improve short-term and long-term memory).
- Tomatoes (also a powerful antioxidant).
- Lemon (vitamin C improves memory).
- Walnuts (contain Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, lecithin. 5 nuts per day – and the child’s memory will be in excellent condition).
- Honey (glucose positively affects the functioning of the brain and memory).
Do not forget to give your child to drink enough water, but not soda!