Learning and the Brain :
Make Learning Easier!
Let's take a closer look at learning and the
brain and how to get as much out of your child's wonderful
cerebrum as possible!
Would you like to discover ways to help your child (and you!)
retain information quickly and easily? We have all heard the
saying that children learn more easily than adults. How many
times have you asserted that you forgot something due to your
Neurological experts are finding that adults can also learn with
ease when placed in a “childlike” learning environment.
This is much easier accomplished at home than in a public
school. Let’s explore some brain- based strategies to help
anyone learn with greater ease!
Strategies for Accelerated Learning and the Brain
First, a stress-free environment allows greater facilitation of
learning. No fear of failure increases your child’s
willingness to risk and try creative, unconventional methods to
solve problems. We promote this environment by talking to our
children about our expectations.
For instance, create an atmosphere primed for learning by
explaining to your child that part of the learning process –
really understanding and mastering a topic – involves making
mistakes. All human beings make mistakes, and wise ones
learn from them! So there is no cause for worry if you try
something and it doesn’t work they way you thought; try
If you don’t understand something or keep getting it wrong, take
a brain break and do something fun. Tell yourself you’ll
try again later. Come back to the subject another time when you
are feeling more refreshed.
Making learning fun by using games, drama, movement, music
and art will encourage a love for learning. Why is this
dedication so important?
When you love something, you want to do it automatically on your
own without coercion because you’re curious. You know you have
the tools to discover and explore by yourself.
What a delight to the mother who has a plethora of household
tasks awaiting! Your child will come to you for help when he
needs it. Once he’s got the idea and is using the taught skill
in research, you will not have to stand over him watching every
Remember, when a person enjoys what he’s doing, understanding
and retention are high. Our brains love to learn new things.
There is no need to create tortuous learning conditions. Some of
us recall writing our spelling words 25 times each, looking them
up in the dictionary so we could write definitions we didn’t
understand, and using the entire unrelated spelling list to
compose a story that was supposed to make sense. We also
remember forgetting those words right after Friday’s Spelling
Why not use exciting games to learn math facts, spelling
words, and important lists? The learning occurs faster,
eliminating the need for costly workbooks full of drill and
Concentrating on learning and the brain based
strategies make homeschooling so much easier! Let’s
explore some brain strategies discovered by researchers
to make learning easy!
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