A Few Easy Steps To Memorise Poems Or Formulae
The schools have opened and along with the joy of new classes and teachers, there is this tough portion of learning for children: memorizing poems for recitation or learning different formulae and equations in Chemistry. Learning and committing facts to memory can become an easy job if children know the correct method of doing it. Hence here are some simple steps for you to help your children:
Learning in parts
When a long poem is to be memorized and the child has to read over and over again, he/she gets bored and even if they are really reading the mind refuses to record it. Hence, instead of reading the entire poem ask the child to learn just one paragraph first. By seven or eight times reading they can memorize that. Then ask them to learn the next paragraph. Once the whole poem is done in sections like this now ask them to read the whole poem and you will be surprised how fast they can learn it.
Make a recording
Either in the cell phone or in iPad record the entire poem. Keep it playing over and over again when the child goes around playing, painting or any other activity. The number of repetition of the poem will get registered in the mind of the child and the child will be able to recite the poem without any difficulty.
Chemistry symbols and equations
The chemical symbols, formulae and equations of chemical reactions which were earlier taught in higher classes are now being taught in the 6th standard itself. They are very abstract and children find it difficult and confusing. This is one of the methods to make the learning easy.
Write the formulae, symbol and equations in large strips of papers like we do for slogan contest etc. Paste them in different places of the child’s study, in the bathroom, over his cloth cupboard, etc. with removable scotch tapes. The image of the equation will get recorded in the memory because of repeated exposure.
Some other tricks
The parent and child can invent some songs and the formula can be sung with some of their favourite song’s tunes. “Copper is a metal and Cu is its symbol” when the child repeats this way the line a few times, as music memory is deeper etched in the brain they will remember the facts easily and with fun.
So go ahead and make the memorizing part a play activity. Please feel free to ask question or doubts to me and I am always ready and thrilled to solve your problem