Saturday, February 21, 2015
When time’s up, the activity is over
If you have trouble getting your child to listen to you, try transferring your authority to a neutral “boss.” Play “Beat the Clock,” for example, when you want your child to finish a chore, complete homework or get ready for bed. Set a timer. Your child must complete the activity before the buzzer rings. Kids love it when the kitchen timer is in charge, and you won’t have to be the bad guy.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Make facts stick with fun ways to memorize
Memorizing facts can be entertaining if you try these tips: 1. Cut a lot of footprints from scrap paper. Write a fact on each and place them throughout the house. Move them each day. 5 x 7 might be in the hall today and in the kitchen tomorrow. 2. Encourage your child to use a recorder to “dictate” notes to himself while he studies. Putting the ideas into his own words this way can help him remember them.