What should you do if your child is not understanding a certain subject or concept in a class? There are many things you can do. Often times the curriculum you choose will have extra work on their website that you can print out or copy by hand and have your student complete. This will allow them to get extra practice in. You would spend more time on in the areas that they do not understand. For instance if my daughter says she that she does not understand what I am talking about when we go over her history class then I reword it for her or explain further what the textbook is trying to say. When she did not understand what I meant in science that atoms join together to make a molecule we physically reacted it with her, my husband and I all being an atom and then we linked arms and feet literally becoming the molecule. Another thing that you can do is hire a tutor. Sometimes having someone else explain the same concept that you are trying to helps the child understand it better. When I was in high school I often tutored for chemistry and math; both regular and AP classes. Getting extra help does not have to be expensive either there are lots of free resources online that you can use. You can probably find a video on YouTube to help explain things but I do caution that you watch the videos before your child incase there is anything that they do not need to hear not all videos will be kid appropriate. You can get library books to help explain things or add in another curriculum. Getting a math booklet that has only the same problems that your child has trouble with can help them get extra practice without switching to other kids of problems that they already know how to do or ones they have not learned how to solve yet. What are things that you have done to help your child with things they do not understand? Put your tips in the comment section below.
A fun way to help kids get great hand-eye coordination isn’t with Geoboards . I love that with these there are 4 boards included so you can use it with multiple students. The rubber bands are different colors and 2 different sizes. The pictures are fun, colorful and you get a bunch of them. My daughter really likes these. For some reason she thinks it’s so funny when the bands pop her. At first I just let her place the bands anywhere to get the idea of how to put them on. Then we started places them just on the white lines in the picture. She always wants to do more than one so I let her do as many pictures as she wants. I do wish there was a blanket picture so she could design her own things.
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