Suggest that your child add these strategies to his study sessions:
Say it out loud. Have him “teach” the lesson to you.
Picture it. Have him link facts to a picture he makes in his mind or draws on paper. He could visualize a heart connected to a car to remember Hartford, the capitol of Connecticut.
Make a mental video. Suggest that he imagine Christopher Columbus waving goodbye as he leaves for the New World. How would he show the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria sailing away across the ocean?
Associate. Link information to something he already knows. He can think of Curious George “washing” a “ton” of clothes to remember George Washington.
Rhyme it. “I before E except after C.”
Do a quiz. Have him use vocabulary cards with words on one side and definitions on the back. He can review when he has pockets of time.
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