How to encourage good study habits in a child?

We want our children to study in which they are sometimes interested and sometimes they hardly care about looking at books. But at the end of every play and meal, they get to understand that they can’t escape from studies and this should never look unmanageable to them. You can definitely help them learn about great study skills and encourage them to study.

To encourage them to study it is important for you to motivate them for studying them. Try to indulge in technology so that they stay engaged and happy. Plan their schedule in such a manner that they also get the time for playing along with studying. Though we will be discussing these ways in detail, let us first see what are some of the good studying habits that you can get into the children.

Good study habits for children

You might wish you had learned some good habits while studying or your parents had understood the problems and distractions you were facing or any stress. So, you first have to learn about the daily studying habits that you need to add to your child’s life. Following are the good habits that you can involve in your child-

  • 1.  Planning the study schedule
  • 2. Attentive in class
  • 3. Writing all the new things heard
  • 4. Little Breaks
  • 5. Showing up doubts
  • 6. Cramming less and thinking more
  • 7. Revising
  • 8. Study material organization (be it his/her books, stationary or even toys, etc.)
  • 9. Taking less pressure and more positivity
  • 10. Keeping studying as a fun task

10 ways to promote good study habits

Now that you have come to know about the good skills your child must have while studying. You also want these to stick around with them for their whole life so that they can be more. Being a parent, who doesn’t want the best for their kid right!? Thus we have discussed some of the ways that can help you to promote good study habits.

1. Motivating them to study freely, self and with less bondage

Understanding the idea that you need to let them do homework by themselves only. What exactly happens in reality while you are helping them you don’t realize that you keep writing and understanding the whole task and they get indulged in playing around with things. Kids are curious but let them study independently. Tell them about the task and help them a bit consciously realizing only to make your kid understand the task and let them later deal with it.

2. Their study spot should be well planned

By well-planned, the purpose is to understand the Spot for studying should be in that corner of your home where your child would be more into studying. What you got to do is choose a spot where you can keep your child near your sight if he/she is in the pre-primary stage.

It is also important to make sure that the spot you have decided is bright enough to keep him well awake and well-ventilated as well please (don’t forget that). Avoid giving them too many snacks so that they just don’t keep eating, yes yes, you love them unconditionally and worry that they don’t study empty stomach but little is enough here.

3. Take fair advantage of Technology

With so many advancements and happenings in the field of technology, many useful apps are created as well which you can use and suck benefits from. You will find that there are many apps out there that are so cool and fun to be used by kids and will also help them learn to modify their brain functioning. Show them good videos, and documentaries which can make them curious to learn more which ultimately helps them to read more books and reading is a brilliant habit for a child to study.

4.  Set a schedule of his whole day activity routine

According to the age of your child, you should plan out his/her study plan like how much time you should give your child to play and eat. It will help the child to get enough time to do homework or assignment without running and not grabbing anything. Parents want their children to have quality learning for which time management is a crucial step involved.

5. Putting conditions is also necessary

Listening to or reading the word condition can be a bit doubtful and questionable but honestly, this will help your child do what you want them to do. And you only want that- they prefer studying as a good option for themselves. What you have to do is before some tasks you have to put some conditions on one task completion. With those, they will become more efficient.

6. Reminding them of their tasks and keeping track

Make a list of tasks and assignments plus tests that your child must be having. And try to make this his/her habit as well first thing first kind of stuff. With this keep a good calendar near them so that they can easily compare and analyze how much time span they have got.

7. Setting specific study targets for a day

Sit with your child and set simple day-to-day study targets like the number of paragraphs he/she will be reading or a number of answers or which essay or anything for that particular day. Studying like this will put less stress on them and make learning more fun.

8. Fancy stationery

Parents don’t forget to buy some fancy sticky notes or cards for them on which they can write things that are hard to soak in their head and teach them to make it their habit. Being surrounded by such pretty cool stationary around they will feel enthusiastic to study and work (write on them and look at them again and again.)

9. Encouraging them in any way possible

Children need encouragement in their life and if this comes from their parents, they can do really fine in so many fields viz. Sports, education, or any other activity. Helping them realize the less expectation theory and accepting failure and keeping the right attitude towards social problems or can be anything. Encouraging them to do good in studies and learning rather than just getting good grades. Praising them for their little steps and achievements. Encouraging them to listen more and focus on what teachers are teaching in class than talking more.

10. Taking break is important

A company (friend, classmate, neighbor) to study with him would be a great option too. You can make them engage in interesting activities like shrinky drinks. Get comfortable with him taking shorts breaks and doing stuff like

  1. Playing in the park
  2. Hanging out with a dog or pet
  3. Eating, stretching, dancing, singing, etc.
  4. Bicycling


Now as you have realized the pros of having good study skills for a child you already know how your child is going to get benefitted from it in his/her development overall. They are going to deal with problems smartly after having these skills. The workload would have the least effect on them because they have basic skills which they have been practicing since childhood. Good study skills are very It’s essential for lifelong learners.

William Christie

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