How to teach children to learn and not to memorize
There are many benefits to learning, for example, a poetry or children's song by heart, and it is true that all adults remember some of our childhood, but it is also true that, at times, we did not understand well what they wanted to say and we have understood their meaning when they reach adulthood
There are many benefits to learning, for example, a poetry or children's song by heart, and it is true that all adults remember some of our childhood, but it is also true that, at times, we did not understand well what they wanted to say and we have understood their meaning when they reach adulthood. It is clear that it is always good to exercise memory, but it is also essential to understand what we read. That said, I believe that memory is always present in all learning. Memorize or learn by understanding?Although we are not aware, visual memory helps us when studying or reading a text. Remembering where a certain word is or the image that accompanies the texts can help us a lot in this task.
From my own experience, I know that visualizing images and associating them with ideas is an invaluable help when it comes to learning.
As they grow up, children acquire more information about the world around them and their childhood curiosity is fundamental in their learning. When they arrive at school, learning begins more "subject" to established standards and content that they must learn, and in the hands of adults is that the experience of continuing to learn is not boring and a burden for them.
Tricks so that the child learns without memorizing
- To make the child more easily concentrated, debemos to make the living area comfortable and there are no distractions
, for example, with the television on it would be difficult. That is why we must create a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
- If they get used every day to use a part of their time to go focusing on learning,when they grow up it will not be expensive for them because it will be part of their routine.
- I think, that the child should rest, play, do some sports activity, theater, etc. That is playful and that it helps you to get rid before getting in front of the book.
- When they are smaller we should help them to distribute their time. - Movies, stories and children's poetry are indispensable tools to start motivating them because they create an affective and emotional bond that gives stability to children. They are ideal to convey the messages we want, through them, the child will understand, assimilate and reason, and as a consequence will retain, and if he does not succeed, we will be to help them in this task by asking questions and answering their questions. It is very important that they explain it to us in their own words, that will mean they have understood it. - A trick so that they can understand the message, when in a text there is a word "complicated", it can be replaced by a synonym that is closer to them, or accompanied by an image representative of the concept.
- I think that to learn, whenever it is feasible, it is important
to go to the "playground",
to study the seasons of the year, for example, it is much more enjoyable and it will be better understood if we have the possibility of going out into the field, touch and smell the flowers, the leaves, the trees, see the animals etc. I think that in all learning all the senses have to be present. Another indisputable way to learn without realizing, as we have said so many times, is through games, because you learn naturally and effortlessly and help them to be creative.
To finish I leave you a phrase of Aristotle: "What we have to learn we learn by doing"