Studying at Christmas can be very challenging for children; wrapped up in the excitement of the season, it’s easy to forget that school exists. So how can you make sure your children are getting the rest they need and enjoying the festive period while still preparing themselves for school in the New Year. That’s where we can help.
Create a study plan. As a result, your child will not get overwhelmed by the amount of work and will be confident that they can complete all their tasks. Having an agreed day for a task will help you enforce study time. It’s also good to include planned festive treats in the study plan so your children have something to look forward. This could be putting up the Christmas tree, meeting the Grandparents or, going ice skating!
To create a study plan, block work into modules and estimate the time it will take your child to complete the module. Then assign a certain number of study hours per day. Try and stick to the time limits. This will help your children differentiate between when it is time to work and when it’s time to relax, meaning they’ll be more productive.
Remember that breaks are important too, over-worked brains lead to lower productivity. If your child is 15 years older of above, most students study every day apart from the period between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. However, every family is different and your children may need to take more time off for family commitments. Take a look at this article which was written by a parent with a 17-year-old child, they discuss the difficulties of helping their child balance a social life with studying. Many parents struggle, remember you are not alone. Talk to your child’s school if you need more help and advice.
If your child is between 11 and 15 years old, not as much study time will be needed but maybe plan days to complete homework and class projects.
At secondary school, it is essential for your children to perfect the art of studying efficiently. So that more work can be done in a smaller period of time. Thus, they’ll be able to spend more time with family and friends celebrating Christmas. Here’s how you can help improve their productivity:
If your child is below the age of 11, try to encourage learning in a more active and creative way.
Despite all the work, your children should enjoy Christmas because, above all, It’s a time to relax and spend time with friends and family.
From us all at MyTutor, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
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