The child is not necessarily able to remember everything, but a good memory – a true helper in life, and most importantly, learning.
The ability to memorize is directly dependent on the age, and we have shown that the older the child, the better his memory. Scientists believe that this is due not so much to the development of the memory itself, as the improvement of technology applications. That is, with age, children learn to use one or another strategy that allows them to easily and effectively memorize new information, and then find it in the memory.
Memory and its development is also directly related to the level of the child’s mental abilities. There is a direct correlation between what a pipsqueak can think and what to do and what he is able to remember. Therefore, it is obvious that the development of mental abilities that happens as they mature kid, connected and memory development.
Our knowledge base also has a huge impact pas ability to learn new information and to recall old. So that as the volume of knowledge will develop memory.
Of great importance is also the fact that new knowledge should have some meaning for the child. And the more they come into contact with his interests, the easier it is to remember them. To see this, ask your child to name his favorite cartoon characters: without a doubt, he blurted them without any hesitation. That is why motivation plays such an important role in the learning process: it helps the stranger things become significant and interesting to the student.
To remember something, it is not enough to repeat the words, numbers, phrases. Remember information is available, but the memory – it is not only the ability to maintain the necessary in the head, but also to extract it from there, but it is something just with this method is problematic.
When your child needs something to remember, it should apply certain techniques that are not only able to save the information in memory, and then play it. In science, these techniques are called “strategies”.
Saying aloud to memorize the material – this is the most simple and common strategy that many children first (up to 8 years) are used unknowingly. If you watch how your child learns multiplication tables, spelling rules, or new bishop for foreign language lesson, you can see how he moves his lips, repeating what reads. Young children are rarely taught anything special:.. They are usually good at memorizing verses, numbers, etc., repeating them in game situations.
However, I must say that the utterance of memorizing material requires too much effort, time and attention. Besides storing results of such a strategy is not enough for a long time, as the child behaves like a parrot, in the truest sense of the word, it is not trying to understand the relationships that exist between the elements of what he learns. Therefore, such a strategy is suitable for storing the information that should be required in the near future: the long term it is not designed. This is a typical way to prepare for the exam, after which all successfully weathered out of my head.
Much more useful to teach a child to “organize” to memorize the material, that is, his group in the process of learning, and to find connections between the elements of what he teaches, as well as between old and new knowledge. For example, if a foreign language lesson, the kid has to learn some new words, then, before you teach them, you need to group them together on some basis, for example, on the first letter, meaning or associations. It is also useful to try to link new knowledge with those who already had a child, for example, by studying the following multiplication table column, to draw parallels with the already learned. After all, the new knowledge is almost always something to “repeat” the old, and thus, in the head lines up a connection with one another, and there are guidelines that can help at the right moment to fully restore memory in the necessary information. A little practice and your help, and the baby can easily take possession of this useful strategy.
“Aerobatics” in learning material – a system memorization. If your child simply reads text (aloud or silently), he would understand it, and even remember in general terms. But the whole system and presentation he will develop only in the course of an active memory, that is, making an outline of reading, writing down main ideas and information, establishing communication between the parts of the material under study and find out the answers to your questions. Thus, information is not just stored, and is well understood and comprehended the child remains in the mind for a long time as a coherent system.
To easily apply the above strategy, we need practice and help parents who need help the children to perform a particular task. If your baby to learn how to memorize new information, it will have at its disposal a powerful tool, you need to study and later for work, which is called “memory”.