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梁旅珠教养书 (8) – Primary school (std 1&2): cultivate good habits

Posted on: January 27, 2014

This sharing of how she views the importance of the period a child starting primary school is one I like the best from her book llz0001.

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“When a child just entered primary school, this is the most crucial period to help them set up the right studying/learning attitude. For the first two years, whether they were doing their homework or preparing for exam, I would work together with them for every details: assess/review, discuss, figure out ways to improve, and then encourage them to continue pursue better performance.

Through this process, I let my children know, in my heart, what is called ‘try you best’. When they are used to it, this will become the basis when they set their own expectation/self-demand.”

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“Time Management

When they were in Standard 1 and 2, every night after dinner, I would be at the children’s room, going through their message book and homework list together. I would guide them on how to plan their homework, which one to do first, and how to estimate how much time left for them to do other things like practise their piano, leisure reading or other enrichment class homework such as English.

I would ask them to start with the most difficult homework first, when their mind were fresher then. Only work on those that were easier such as art project subsequently, always putting those at the back.

Nowadays children are quite busy with extra co-curriculum. For enrichment class homework, I would ask them to plan it ‘weekly’, and arrange it in the free time slot after school homework.

This will give them a good understanding of  how to organize their time, after a while, they should be able to pick this up and plan their own time for homework, co-curriculum/enrichment and also rest & relaxation.”

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“Paying Attention/Concentrate

I would sit with them, accompany them doing their homework, studying; coach them do revision, checking; make sure the plan for everyday was executed. When they had problem, I would lend my hands immediately, for example help to look up in dictionary etc.

The main purpose of accompanying them, beside doing the above activities repetitively in a long run to make it a habit for them, is to train and teach them on how to concentrate and control their time. I didn’t want to see them playing while doing their homework. I tried to help putting some restriction/control so that they could focus and finish their work. They played during the rest time.”

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