Why rest is important for a student.

The power of rest

Have you ever seen the grinder-mixer at work in the kitchen? When it roars into action, the blade moves at a rotational speed of eighteen to twenty-three thousand revolutions per minute (rpm). After moving at that speed, the machine has to be switched off within a minute. Touch the machine when it is off. You will find that it is hot.

The machine has to cool properly in order to be ready for use again.

Depending on the speed and duration for which a machine is run, there is an appropriate rest period during which the motor cools. Any effort to run the machine beyond capacity would lead to the motor being automatically switched off, or to burn out. Our body and brain are similar to the machines we utilise.

A day in the life of a student

You start your day with activity, you eat your breakfast, you hurry to school, you sit in class, run out to play during recess and at the day’s end, you run home. Since it is so important to revise and practise at least one or two subjects a day, you do that. In the evening, your friends call you to play and you are off. Add to this, some online gaming and Whatsapp time.

Your body-mind machine has been busy and active for almost twelve to fourteen hours. It needs time to rest.

When we are overworked, we too should switch off. Instead, our bodies try to adapt. Not in a good way. Let’s see what happens when we don’t rest enough:

Confusion

Young people will find themselves getting angry, forgetting where they kept things, forget what they were meant to complete. Nothing will seem right. You feel like snacking on sweets although you just ate your lunch. You are thirsty but confuse it with hunger and start demanding more food. You feel confused because you aren’t really hungry. You know something doesn’t feel right, but aren’t sure what it is.

Unable to sleep though tired

You are tired but sleep won’t come. Also, you have too much work to do. Insufficient sleep causes a chemical called cortisol to increase. Cortisol increases our breathing capacity and we feel up and ready to run. But there is nothing to run from or to run for. This is because the brain misunderstood the requirement. Instead of staying quiet and letting you sleep, the brain has been told that you have to move fast. Actually, what you wanted was to sleep well and wake early to finish your backlog.

Reduced athletic performance

Let’s say you are on the sports team. Obviously, the load on you is higher. Homework and classes will continue. Maybe you have a backlog of classwork to complete. All this adds to your waking hours and before you know it, shows up in how you play.

Have you heard of Serena Williams, the tennis champ? She spends a large part of her day exercising and in practice sessions. She goes to sleep at 7 pm and makes sure to get undisturbed, high quality rest. Most athletes sleep anywhere between 7 to 8 hours with short quick naps in the course of the day.

What should you as a student do?

One weekend, do an experiment. Check how much time you need before you wake up feeling rested. Small children usually need 10 to 12 hours and as they grow, it seems to reduce. However, once teenage approaches, the sleep requirement increases. That’s because the brain and body are working overtime to help a growth surge to occur. We are not supposed to disrupt this effort.

What to do?

Check yourself

This means stopping for a moment and doing a personal check. Are your eyes tired? Does your mouth feel dry? Are you hungry? Where exactly are you uncomfortable? Take a little water, is that your need? Eat a little, does it make you feel better? Though this skill is usually taught to babies, in the rush of day to day life, it gets missed out. Why, even grownups mistake thirst for hunger. We get used to doing things at a certain time and try to run on automatic. When things get busy, like school fairs and competitions or major exams, the self-check is forgotten. And a glitch sets in.

Rest a bit

Feeling frazzled? Aren’t sure what’s wrong? Go to bed, take ten deep breaths. With each inward breath, make your stomach balloon up and with each exhalation, let it rest again. If you fall asleep while doing this, maybe you need it. Keep an alarm for 15 minutes so you are able to get up and finish what you had to.

If you do not fall asleep but are feeling better, maybe you just needed to breathe a little more. In fact, though breathing is an autonomous function, sometimes we just don’t breathe that well. Our brain doesn’t get the required amount of oxygen.

Stop ‘trying’ to rest

The exam is tomorrow and you cannot afford to lie down. You just don’t have time. It is okay, you know you can rest after a short spurt like this. Get up and do twenty jumping jacks. It will force you to get more oxygen into your system and help you to be more alert with your work.

Just as athletes have a rigorous practice followed by good rest habit, as students with high practise and rest needs, set up your own sleep system.

 

Distracted while studying!! What’s the stress about?

Oh my god, I have so much to do, Arun looks at the books on his table.  He’s 13, tall and sturdy and surely knows everything. Yet, there’s a younger child in his mind, easily distracted, happy to run as far from the table as possible. He decides, this is a good time to have a glass of water.

He goes to the kitchen, his mother watches as he opens the frigde door, takes out the water, decides it is too cold, adds a little warm water until the glass in his hand holds absolutely the right temperature. He looks out of the window and starts a minor dissertation on a lizard that is sunning itself.

And mothers, well, they see through these things, when it is time to study, the legs want to run, the hands want to paint, the mouth wants to eat or drink or just talk and the mind, it wants to wander.

What’s the stress about?

Arun is stressed and distracted. The Physics test is two days away, he doesn’t care, he doesn’t want to care.

It doesn’t really matter how old Arun is. If his reaction to the table and books is one of wanting to run away, it’s going to be the same whether he is five or twenty. His connection with work is affected. Unnecessary emotions come into the fray and pull him away.

Look at stress as you would look at boiling water. If you put a lid on boiling water, the water continues to boil. In fact, the pressure of the steam is enough to move the lid. The only way to remove the stress is to switch off the source of heat.

What should Arun’s mother do? Send her distracted kid back to work, maybe? Get fed up and shout, possibly? Unfortunately, that isn’t effective. She smiles to herself as she thinks back to this article she read recently and decides to try out a new method.

HUMOUR

Arun’s mother watches as he takes the water and asks, ‘How would you eat the world’s largest dinosaur?’ He blinks. ‘I don’t know.’

She smiles, ‘Bit by bit.’

Arun laughs out loud.

Humour works well as a means to relieve runaway instincts. It also momentarily frees the mind of the immediate.

PHYSICAL CONTACT

She laughs while extending her hand to stroke Arun’s head. The reassurance works to relieve Arun of his mental state, and he is amenable to a conversation. ‘Mummy, there’s just too much to do! I can’t do all of it. Yes, I know you said bit by bit but it doesn’t work like that. There’s really so much…’

That’s true, it doesn’t matter what grade Arun is at, the principles of study are much the same. First, is the introduction to the subject, a preliminary reading. Then there’s the actual task of studying, understanding concepts, using visual or aural tools, making connections and revising.

Practise takes time, of course there’s work… and feels like a lot.

IT’S JUST WORK

You can get stressed by things beyond your control, for instance if the road caves in underfoot, or a tsunami arises within inches of us or maybe a 10-foot bear turned up behind you, that would be something to get stressed about. But the work of studying, that isn’t something you should get stressed about any more than you should about, say, breathing or playing. Everything we do in our waking moments is work. Whether we are adding information to ourselves or breathing, it is all real work.

Oh, okay, Arun sits listlessly. His face and body reflecting an almost compete rejection of his mother’s words. 

LET’S PLAN THIS TOGETHER

Well, yes, of course, planning is fun. Arun likes it the most, in fact, he wants to set up a colourful time table, with differently coloured stripes. In the past two weeks, he has made three new colourful time-tables that have since migrated to the back corner of the drawer. Nobody’s fooled, least of all his mother. Enough time-table making, she decides.

Besides, she believes in eating full dinosaurs, bit by bit.  ‘Here, let’s take this Physics chapter. I’m putting a timer for twenty minutes, let us see if you can complete reading two pages, without getting distracted’, she says.

She gets up to finish some of her own work. When she is back, Arun has completed two pages, memorised and written three definitions and has moved into ‘study mode’. Mother quietly switches off the timer.

Then, slowly, his leg twitches, he looks up. Stupid timer doesn’t work or what? It’s been half an hour! So much time! And he didnt even get distracted !

PLAN SHORT BREAKS

Arun loves to do certain things, Lego toy building, cycling, sketching, colouring and football.

Now that the overwhelming half hour is over, Arun wanders back to his mother’s room. Instead of nagging him or advising him, she has donned a new hat. The ‘What are you making for me with your lego?’ hat.

Since Ganesh Chaturthi is a few days away, Arun wants to make a mandap. He is going to be priest and idol and eater of prasad. He has so many roles to play, it promises to be a busy day. Some negotiations are in order.

His mother agrees, ‘Fine, you be the idol for ten minutes, just sit still in whatever pose you want. Then return to Physics, finish the chapter.’

Ten minutes of sitting with hands in mudra proves a little boring, but Arun wades through the effort. The return to finishing the chapter is a lot less difficult after sitting still.

Yes, little by little, by day’s end, the chapter gets done. That’s not all, an hour’s Math practise and English homework, and a game of football have been accomplished. The Lego mandap will have to wait another day.

– Contributed by aspiring author, Shobna S. Iyer

Daily Practice – The Key to Stress-Free Education

Can daily practice really be the key to stress-free education? Let us analyze. 

Today, children feel the burden of education weighing down on them, and it is more than just their school bags. Students are finding portions larger, lessons lengthier, and are forced to study harder. The end result of this is nothing but stress.

Stress has become a common word in the dictionary of even young children. Today, even middle-school children complain of stress! However, it doesn’t have to be this way. 

6 Reasons Why Daily Practice Makes Education Stress-Free

Parent talk of yearning for a stress-free education for their children. Is there a solution in sight? Yes, there is and that is daily practice!

  1. Daily Practice Establishes a Daily Routine

What most children lack is a daily routine. Practising daily helps to establish this. It becomes a habit and second nature to them. Children learn to draw up a time table, allocate lessons on an hourly basis and try to follow it religiously. They can go about their work in a structured manner. Daily practice helps children to focus, conserve time, and manage their resources effectively.

  1. Daily Practice Instills Good Habits

One of the core activities that great personalities attribute their success to is practising, and practising on a regular basis. Daily practice instills good habits in children like waking up early, studying every day, completing homework and assignments on a regular basis, etc. 

As it is a part of their routine, it helps children achieve consistency in their efforts and build their character. Now, the child learns something new every single day. It also builds their confidence and brings clarity and vision in their thinking.

  1. Daily Practice Helps Recollect and Retain the Portions Learnt in Class

Children attend school daily but unfortunately tend to forget what they learnt yesterday. This happens because they do not brush up on what they learn in class on the same day. Plus, their mind turns to distractions such as video games, TV, social media, and other events which end up replacing their classroom lessons. 

With daily practice, this problem is resolved. Now, your child will pick up their book for their daily practice and go through their lesson learnt that day. This refreshes his or her memory and helps them to remember and retain the academic portions dealt with in class.

  1. Daily Practice Immediately Resolves Doubts

Only when you know your weaknesses can you work to improve them. Children only understand the whole length of a lesson when they go through it patiently and properly. In class, this might not be possible due to want of time. With daily practice, children are made to thoroughly peruse the lesson. This is when doubts tend to arise and they can be solved then and there.

If this is not done, the doubts linger or arise only at the final moments. Rather than waiting until the last minute or during exam time to raise questions, doubts that are unearthed get cleared the very next day. Daily practice enables the complete comprehension of the lesson by giving an opportunity to clarify everything and make it crystal clear.

  1. Daily Practice Helps to Quickly Master the Subject

Once the habit of daily practice is ingrained, your child will find it easy to master academic effortlessly. They can work out problems, worksheets and question papers daily and easily gain mastery over the subjects. This kind of daily practice is especially invaluable for maths and physics. 

Even languages such as Hindi can be mastered by practising on a daily basis. This is because such subjects require being written down multiple times and cannot simply be memorised and regurgitated. Every equation, sum, and word is different, but daily practice helps to increase knowledge and understanding.

  1. Daily Practice Eliminates Exam Fear

When children undertake daily practice, they are able to cover all the academic portions well before the exam. This eliminates exam fear and gives them the strength to face the exam. As they have already practiced frequently and covered a wide range of topics, the exam questions won’t seem alien to them. 

Practice helps them be prepared for the exams. All that’s needed before the exam is a revision of the subject rather than diving in-depth into everything. Children no longer need to spend sleepless nights worrying about their exams and can relax and remain stress-free.

  1. Daily Practice Builds Confidence

When daily practice is followed by students, they become more systematic, organized and punctual. They get the courage and belief that they can conquer not only the exams, but life as well. 

There is absolutely no shame in developing traits such as hard work and dedication, which is what daily practice does. This builds the personality and integrity of the students.

The Role of Daily Practice in Making Education Stress-Free

Daily practice is a tool to master academics and make education stress-free. There is so much to be gained if children pick up their books to study on a daily basis. Practice daily and your child can be free of stress. This is accomplished in the following ways by using expert online practice learning sites such as LetsPractise.

  1. Lessons are covered and revised on a day-to-day basis through worksheets.
  2. Grey areas where doubts arise are easily identified by attempting practice tests.
  3. Children can relax and remain stress-free as they are thorough with the lessons.
  4. Parents are free from worrying about the student’s academics since the daily practice has set in as a routine habit.
  5. Children can analyze their own strengths and weaknesses in the subject by attempting various extra questions that may be found on the online practice learning site but not in the book.
  6. All types of questions are addressed in the online practice learning sites like let’s practise through mock tests and practice tests.
  7. Questions for all types of syllabi like State Board, CBSE, ICSE, etc are handled separately lesson-wise.
  8. Children learn to manage time for the exam by attempting the timed tests on the online practice learning sites.

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Daily practice is a pivotal tool that alters the academic skills of the students and moulds their personality with its healthy habit. Teach your children the importance of daily practice and its role in making education stress-free. Introduce your children to reliable online practice learning sites like LetsPractise that are committed towards the progress and productivity of your child. Let’s Practise every day so you can get through education in a stress-free manner!

Values Children Can Learn from Sporting Events Like Cricket World Cup 2019

The World Cup is over at last! England has won the ICC Cricket World Cup  2019 after huge drama involving a tie and a Super Over that also ended with scores level! In fact, this was the first time that England has won the cricket World Cup. Although it was England who organized the first World Cup match for cricket in 1975, the team has never won the Cup until now, in 2019.

The top four teams of the tournament were England, New Zealand, India, and Australia, but the final points table does not tell the whole story.

Cricket World Cup 2019 – Entertaining Galore

The 2019 ICC World Cup has been an astonishing one with surprising results. India managed to win 7 matches in a row but lost only 2 matches, becoming the team with the least number of lost matches. Yet, India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals and made an unexpected and disheartening exit. 

Despite rain disrupting proceedings and one-sided matches during the first 2 weeks, the second half of the tournament was truly exciting, with nearly every team fighting for a place in the top four. Like India, defending champions and five-time winners Australia also made a strong showing in the Round Robin only to get eliminated in the knockout stage.

Youngsters such as Rashid Khan for Afghanistan, Rishabh Pant for India, Oshane Thomas for West Indies, Avishka Fernando for Sri Lanka, and Shaheen Afridi for Pakistan all made contributions to their respective sides, proving that age is not a factor. 

Captains such as New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Australia’s Aaron Finch did their best to marshall whatever resources they had to scrape out wins. 

The tournament was watched by fans of all ages as well, and the World Cup 2019 was an eye-opener. Strategy, tactics, and schemes were abound. School children have a lot to learn from the ICC World Cup 2019.

What Can Sporting Events Like Cricket World Cup 2019 Teach Our Children?

Whether your child is a fan of cricket or not, children have a lot to learn from sporting events like Cricket World Cup 2019. Sports events like cricket are not just about winning and losing, but involve a lot of other values like team spirit, coordination, leadership, sacrifice, sportsmanship, and more which children should imbibe. 

Here are some value-lessons that children can pick up from the Cricket World Cup 2019.

1. Expect the Unexpected

Sports, like life, is full of unpredictability. It would be an understatement to say that the Cricket World Cup 2019 was full of surprises. The poor showing and capitulation of the giants South Africa, the sudden winning run of the mercurial 2017 Champions Trophy winners Pakistan after they seemed to be down and out, a resurgent West Indies side punching above their weight, Afghanistan nearly pulling off the impossible against India and Pakistan, and Sri Lanka turning heads and turning the whole tournament on its head by defeating England.   

There was no shortage of action. Mohammed Shami and Trent Boult both picked up hat-tricks that left the opposition batsmen stunned. When people thought even 500 could be scored, scores as low as 201 were defended successfully.

No one expected Dhawan to get injured or for our very own Rohit Sharma to score 5 centuries in a row while Virat Kohli could not even manage one. India’s loss to New Zealand in the semifinals, and that too chasing 240 was a shocking defeat to us all. In fact, even former West Indian cricket legend Brian Lara predicted that the finalists for the ICC World Cup 2019 in semi-finals would be India and England. In the end, it was a heart-wrenching defeat for India in the semifinals in the hands of New Zealand. 

Not everything will proceed as you have foreseen. Life is unpredictable and doesn’t always go the way people expect it to, and so it is with exams. Questions will show up that your child may not be prepared for, but they should be fearless and expect the unexpected.

Lesson #1

School children must learn to be prepared for any eventuality during life, school, and exams. Paying attention in class and daily practice will help them face exams without fear.

2. Never Underestimate Anyone

Afghanistan was the weakest team in the ICC World Cup 2019 yet they put up a brave show and lost by a small margin to both Pakistan and India. Bangladesh also put up a fight, even defeating South Africa and chasing down 300+ against West Indies. With the teams reduced to just 10 compared to 14 from the last World Cup, all teams demonstrated that they just weren’t there to make up the numbers.

Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan managed to beat the hosts and eventual champions England. Sri Lanka and West Indies also came close to toppling Australia, both going down fighting. Similarly, New Zealand made it all the way to The Final even though many would have counted them out before the event started. 

Never underestimate anyone in life. Today’s losers can be tomorrow’s winners and vice versa.

Lesson #2

Children must be taught to show respect to their competitors. No one should be underestimated as with hard work and perseverance, anyone can succeed.

3. Don’t Blame Others For Failures

When India lost their semifinal match to New Zealand, there were thousands of people ready to point fingers at players on the Indian team for failing to chase down the required total. Captain Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni, bowler Yuzvendra Chahal, openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, coach Ravi Shastri, the selection board, and more. 

Some even blamed the weather, the pitch and even astrology for the loss as the match had been extended to a second day on account of the rain. 

Bear in mind, one individual can’t take the blame for a team event like this. Each player has to understand where he went wrong and work to improve. Bowling, batting, and fielding are all team efforts. Just like winning is a team achievement, so is losing. 

After scoring low marks on the exam, children often blame the teacher, paper correctors, tough paper, lack of time, pressure, etc. However, the simple fact is that they did not practice enough. Knowing and identifying your faults is half the battle.

It is easy to blame others for failures. It is time to accept responsibility for your actions and take the blame if you wish to improve.

Lesson #3

Children must be taught not to play the blame-game but instead introspect, analyze, and correct their mistakes with practice to improve in life and exams. Never look down on people and don’t forget those that helped you along the way.

4.  Always Appreciate the Contribution of Others

During India’s match against Australia, a lot of people in the stands began jeering and booing Steve Smith. Virat Kohli came up to them and requested them to cheer the opposing player instead. Kohli could have kept quiet, but he stood up against wrong in a graceful manner. Smith later thanked Kohli. Despite being bitter rivals on the pitch, both knew that it was just a match and nothing more.

After India lost the semifinals in ICC World Cup 2019, everyone blamed Dhoni for not saving them at the crucial hour. Despite his team reeling after losing 4 wickets, Dhoni did his best and battled valiantly, scoring 50 runs until he was run out. Everyone started blaming Dhoni for his poor performance. While doing so, no one cared to recall the matches he won for India till date. 

India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, all under M.S. Dhoni’s captaincy. In fact, it was Dhoni that scored the match-winning runs in the 2011 World Cup and that six will be etched into people’s minds forever.

Even England themselves were mocked relentlessly for their premature exit in the 2015 World Cup, having failed to even make the quarterfinals. They also lost the T20 World Cup Final in 2016 because Ben Stokes conceded 24 runs in the final over against the West Indies. Now, Ben Stokes has helped lead England to victory in a World Cup at home and helped them lift the trophy for the first time.

Everyone has ups and downs. You may be down now but your time will come. One bad outcome does not diminish prior achievements. Neither does today’s failure determine your entire future. Never get disheartened and don’t forget anyone’s earlier contributions just because they are not performing well today.

Lesson #4

Children must be taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. They must learn to live with the shortcomings of others and appreciate their effort. Only then will they become leaders.

5. Always Do Your Best 

Despite not being the captain, M.S. Dhoni guided his teammates, motivated and inspired them. His consistent efforts to the game have always been appreciated by one and all. Even Adam Gilchrist has showered praise on Dhoni and has declared that Dhoni has contributed much to the game and that he admires his calmness and self-belief. No matter how much pressure we face, we should remain calm and approach the situation with a cool head.

Kane Williamson stepped up and led his New Zealand Black Caps all the way to the Final, and the New Zealand team gave their all. For his efforts, Kane was still given the Player of the Tournament award ahead of Bangladesh’s one-man army in Shakib Al-Hasan or the hitman Rohit Sharma.

No matter what people say or how much they badmouth you, you should always keep showing up and do your best. There will always be those who hate. You should ignore such people, focus on your goals, and keep moving forward. Hard work and dedication will never go unnoticed. You may not always be victorious, but you can still earn the respect and admiration of others along the way.

One must do our best in all circumstances and we will be richly rewarded. We cannot always be the best, but we can always do our best.

Lesson #5

Children must learn to perform consistently and practice well irrespective of the circumstances. This will reap them the rewards in everything, be it sports, academics, or life.

Practice Leads to Success

At the end of it all, we were all treated to unbelievable catches, powerfully struck sixes, unplayable deliveries, and though India didn’t win it all, no one can deny that this was a very enjoyable World Cup. The period from 30th May to 14th July was an unforgettable time, and the excitement will undoubtedly return in 4 years as the 2023 World Cup is set to be hosted in India. 

Parents and teachers must involve children in discussions of such sporting events and highlight the values to be learned from them. This is a good way to develop a child’s personality. 

Athletes train and practice day in and day out to become the best at what they do. Likewise, students must also practice in order to improve their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Online practice learning sites like LetsPractise help you teach your child the value of practice in academics. We offer a host of online practice tests and exercises to help your child perform better in academics and excel in life. 

We offer worksheets and practice sheets for students from Class I to X for all Boards, including CBSE, ICSE, SSC, IGCSE, etc. Take a look at the practice plans that we have listed on our site and contact us for more information.

Remember, just because you didn’t win the toss doesn’t mean you can’t win the match!

Getting Your Child Ready to Go Back to School

June jumps in with a bout of excitement for school kids for it is time to return to the classrooms. It’s ‘back to school’ time. 

Getting back to school requires a lot of preparation from both parents and children. Textbooks and notebooks have to purchased, wrapped or covered with brown sheets or bound and labeled. Uniforms must be stitched and tried on. 

Pens, pencils, geometry boxes, school bags, lunch boxes, water bottles, shoes. The list of things to buy is endless. All these spell excitement for children.

 On the other hand, there is apprehension too. Who is the new class teacher? Who is my bench mate? How will the next class be? Are the portions going to be tough? The questions running in the children’s mind is again endless.

So, getting “back to school’ is serious business with a lot of planning and preparation.

Back to School Preparation Steps

Children have many challenges to face when they return to school after the holidays. It is time to shift from the summer vacation mode into school mode. They need help from parents and teachers in getting back to school. Extend a helping hand to help your child get back to school by implementing the following steps.

  1. Help your child overcome school fear

From a tender age, many children are reluctant to get back to school after having fun during the holidays. They dislike the mundane routine of classes and hate the strict discipline of schools. It is no wonder that children whine, cry and complain of “false illnesses” to avoid getting back to school.

Parents must highlight the brighter side if school. They should point out to children the benefits of attending the school like being with friends, playing games as a group, learning new things, etc.

With proper guidance and counseling, children can be easily made to overcome the fear of going back to school.

  1. Instill confidence in your child

Worries about the class teacher, classmates, study portions, class monitor etc besiege the child’s mind. It is the duty of parents and teachers to instill confidence in the child by extolling the virtues of schooling. Talk of the good times they had at school, the moments of pride when the teachers praised them, how enjoyable their class is, etc to motivate the child. Reassure the child that he/she can really do well in the upcoming class and that teachers will be supportive of them.

  1. Discuss ways to improve performance and combat stress

Have an open and friendly discussion with your child on his experience at school the previous year. Find out if he/she faced any problems and try to identify the causes of those issues. Discuss with your child the ways to improve his/her performance in the coming year. Always encourage the child to open up and express his feelings and thoughts. Such a frank discussion will help to nurture the child better.

  1. Plan the academic year with your child

Taking your child into confidence, plan the upcoming academic year with your child. Set realistic goals and objectives for your child with his/ her mutual consent. Monthly goals and targets can be fixed for not only academics but other extracurricular activities and personality development as well. Ask the child what kind of support he/she needs to help him/her accomplish these tasks and provide them. This kind of planning will help in developing the personality of the child.

Important things to bear in mind while sending your child back to school

  1. Ensure that your child has enough sleep the previous night so they can be fresh and bright to school.
  2. Give the child a hearty breakfast so that he can concentrate on his studies better, but don’t overload the child and make them doze in class.
  3. Ensure that the child is neatly dressed for school.
  4. Check his timetable and bag to see if all the books are packed.
  5. Make sure all holiday assignments have been completed.
  6. Send the child on a cheerful note with tasty snacks and a promise of good times at school.

Getting back to school can be fun if it is planned and executed properly along with your child. All it requires is some practice to make their grand return and the ‘back to school’ time perfect. 

Encourage your child to learn the art of daily revision by helping them perform practiced learning using online practice learning sites such as LetsPractise. Take a look at our practice plans and contact us for more.

Back to school is really cool if you do it hand-in-hand with your child!

Get ready to go back to school with some real practice!

Good luck.