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Brain-Friendly Learning Techniques for Children

In pursuing academic excellence, the journey of studying is often met with groans and resistance from children. However, there are strategies to alleviate the burden and enhance the efficacy of the learning process. This article explores time-tested study habits and cognitive-friendly techniques designed to aid children in information retention, sharpen their focus and infuse a modicum of enjoyment into the arduous task of studying.

The significance of the preparatory stage is great. Creating a study-friendly environment can have a transformative influence on a child's concentration and productivity. A serene, well-lit space with minimal distractions is ideal. The study area should be organised well as a cluttered desk, akin to a Bermuda Triangle, is where assignments mysteriously disappear.

The study space should be imbued with personal touches, whether motivational posters or cherished knick-knacks. The infusion of personalisation renders the environment more inviting and catalyses sustained focus.

The concept of 'chunking' involves breaking down information into smaller, more digestible segments. This technique facilitates easier understanding and memory retention by presenting information in manageable portions.

During study sessions, guidance should be provided for segmenting material into smaller sections or topics. This approach allows tackling one chunk at a time, fostering enhanced understanding and retention. Furthermore, a sense of accomplishment is instilled by the act of ticking off completed chunks, serving as a motivation to persist.

Gone are the days of passive learning, where children mechanically memorise information. Active learning, characterised by note-taking, questioning and participation in discussions, engenders a more profound engagement with the learning materials, resulting in improved comprehension and retention. Encouragement should be given for embracing this interactive approach to solidify understanding.

The inclusion of mnemonics can bring an element of enjoyment to the learning process while enhancing memory retention. Mnemonic devices, such as acronyms or rhymes, are taught to assist in recalling complex information. For example, the widely-used mnemonic "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" aids in remembering the order of operations in mathematics (parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction).

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Mentalmatics distinguishes itself in the educational realm through its unwavering dedication to establishing a secure, enjoyable and empowering learning atmosphere. This commitment extends beyond mere academic excellence, as it strives to equip children with essential skills for navigating a perpetually-changing world. By prioritising safety and enjoyment, Mentalmatics nurtures academic success and instils resilience and proficiency in learners. Our approach recognises the importance of preparing students not only for exams but also for the challenges of an evolving society. In embracing these principles, we ensure that our students not only excel academically but also develop the adaptability and resilience necessary for lifelong learning and success.

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