Helping Your Child Overcome Learning Loss
I have seen many children go through learning loss. It’s not a fun one at all. I know it’s not just a “bad day.” It’s something that has happened to most children over the course of the passed few years and can affect everything from ability to read, write or learn ahead. But there are ways to overcome it and get back on track again! It first starts with acknowledgement that there is a learning loss issue and a step by step approach into solving it.
Have a Schedule
- Have a schedule for the week. This can help your child stay on track with their studies, especially if they’re studying for an exam or final test. It also gives them something to look forward to so that they don’t feel overwhelmed by all of the work that needs to be done outside of class time.
- Have a weekly review of goals and rewards system in place before starting each day’s lessons (or classes). This will ensure that your child knows what he or she needs to do each day, and it will give them motivation to keep pressing on!
- Make sure that you have someone else helping out with homework who understands what your child needs to be doing – if possible find an expert tutor in case there are any problems then you would probably rather not wait until later on down the road when learning becomes harder than expected.
Get a Learning Buddy
A learning buddy is a friend or family member who accompanies you on your journey to improve your skills. Your learning buddy can be anyone from a teacher, tutor, coach, or mentor to a friend from school. The key is that they are someone who is motivated to help you improve and who has the time and energy for this type of support.
Your child may have been doing this for some time now but if they don’t know where to start with their learning plan then it’s worth checking out what other kids are doing at school so you can see how effective it was in helping them achieve their goals; maybe there’s even inspiration!
It’s also important not to rely on just one person – make sure both parties understand what they are supposed to do.
Set Up a Reward System
Rewards are a great way to motivate your child and keep them engaged. The simplest form of reward is letting them know that they did well by giving them a gold star on the fridge. This can be as elaborate as taking your child on a trip to the zoo if he or she earns an A in school (or vice versa).
One thing you want to avoid when setting up rewards is making it so that every time you do something good, there’s some sort of prize or reward involved. That might work for adults but will probably not work with kids—they need smaller goals and more frequent feedback that they’re improving their performance at school work or sports.
Do a Weekly Review of Goals
To help you keep track of your child’s progress and make sure they are on track with their goals, we recommend doing a weekly review. This is also beneficial for you as a parent to see where they are at and check in with them after each week to see how things have gone.
You can even set up a Google calendar so that you know exactly when their goal review will take place: “I will do my weekly review at x time on y day until z date.” This way, there’s no confusion about who’s doing what or when it needs to happen next week!
Encouraging responsibility is one of the best ways to reduce learning loss. You must recognize your child as an independent person, and let them know that they are capable of making their own decisions.
- Explain why it’s important for kids to be responsible: Help your child understand what his or her role in a family would be if he or she were an adult.
- Give rewards for good behavior: This can be anything from stickers on report cards to trips to their favorite store from time to time, or just receiving recognition instead.
Use Technology and Games
You can use technology and games to help your child learn. A great example of this is the app called Duolingo and VHL Learning, etc, which has been used by millions of people. The apps involve learning different languages via a mobile device, videos, and short activites, so it’s a great way for children who are learning how to speak a new language to stay on top of their learning while they press on to learn new skills.
It’s important not just for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but also those who don’t have ADHD because there’s proof playing video games improves cognitive outcomes like memory and language skills more than any other activity does! However, there are some things you should know before letting your kid play games:
- Limit how much time they spend playing games every day—no more than two hours total per day unless you want them to get addicted!
- Be selective with the games they play. Not all games might be beneficial.
- Make sure they take breaks between sessions so their eyes don’t get tired or irritable from staring at screens all day long; otherwise, this could lead them towards developing eye strain problems later on down the road.
Overcoming Learning Loss Doesn’t Have to be THAT Difficult.
You can overcome learning loss by setting up a schedule and creating a reward system. You can also encourage responsibility by using technology, book-reading, games, and other tools that keep your child on track.
If you’re just starting with your new routine, try setting up an alarm on your phone or computer at specific times throughout the day so that it reminds you when it’s time for your child to work. This will help ensure that there’s always some structure in place so that even if things get busy, there will be someone around who knows what needs to be done and when.
A good way to encourage responsibility is through rewards systems—if your child does well academically during a test or quiz session then they can get an extra star added to their grade card or some homemade dessert.
If you want to overcome learning loss and make sure that your child’s brain stays sharp; it’s important to be proactive when it comes to maintaining the best possible levels of cognitive function. By setting up a schedule for your child, getting help from others around you, setting up a reward system for your child, and taking responsibility for their learning goals–you can have a lot of fun while also staying on top of all those things that can slow down or derail your child from their academic goals.