Turn your child into a maths magician?
It is really easy to believe that now it is the holidays-we should let everything go and no longer worry about anything connected to school- but is this doing your child more harm than good?
Practicing is necessary to learn new skills. The trouble with occasional practicing or inconsistent practicing is that it doesn’t work very well.
There is nothing more frustrating for a child than to be tested after the holidays and find that all the things they have worked hard for, have somehow slipped away and are no longer remembered. It is demotivating and disheartening for your child. As a parent it is difficult to watch your child try to cope with a sense of failure. So let's avoid this happening!8 Reasons why your child needs to keep practicing over School Holidays:
1. Your brain is a muscle, 10 minutes of practice every day strengthens their memory of the concepts your child is learning, in this case the basic facts of maths, and reinforces the muscle memory your child is developing-so they will remember more!
2. StayOnTrack makes it so easy- our fun-sheets are ready to go and only require 10-15 minutes a day. That's a small amount of time to commit to! No hassle, no fuss! (www.stayontrack.co.nz)
3. Everyday practice keeps everything fresh in your child's mind-ready for the new term!
4. Maths is like a sport, to become good at it means you keep practicing.
5. Keeping to a routine of practicing is good- once you stop, even for a short time, it is much harder to start again.
6. Practicing every day is super important- your child will remember more and learn faster practicing for 10 minutes every day, than one hour a week!
7. To master a skill, in this case remembering their basic facts effortlessly (within 3 seconds) - can only be achieved through constant every day practice!
8. The more you practice, the more you learn, Simple.
So spend 15 minutes a day practicing becoming a maths magician and the rest of the day enjoying your holidays!