50 Ways to Increase your Child's Learning

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Use Spelling Visualization.
To improve spelling skills, teach your child to study the letters, shape and sound of the word, then 'take a picture' of it with his mind. Have the child close his eyes and see the word in his mind, then write the word and check the spelling against the original. Good spellers don't just rely on phonies when spelling words, they know the word is spelled right because it matches the picture in their minds.

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Teach Positive Self Talk.
Teach your child to counteract panicky thoughts with positive statements like "If I slow down, I'll remember the answer. I can do this. I studied this information."
Teach Positive Self-Talk   
This can help unblock fear and give access to information studied.
 
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Use Memory Prompters.
Prompt memory for lists with a word, sentence, rhyme or even a picture that helps recall the information needed. For example, F-A-C-E spells the musical notes on the bass clef. When your child needs to remember a list, help him create a silly sentence with the first letter of each word in the list.

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Prompt Checking.
To decrease careless performance, teach your child how to check his own work. After completing a page of items, have him place a check mark under each problem checked. For other types of work, have the child sign his name at the bottom of the page after rereading for spelling, omitted words and punctuation.

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