Published at Saturday, January 09th 2021. by Denice Martin in Reading Worksheets.
The worksheets should require a child to think just a little. If a child finds any activity too difficult, give him an easier one. It is important that the child does not get frustrated. Remember that different children have greatly varying levels of comprehension and pace of learning. It will help if the worksheets are well-illustrated. Use of cartoon characters would make it more interesting for a child. Encapsulating common situations encountered at home, school, in the market place etc and using common objects known to children would make the worksheets more relevant.
Children can work with simple numbers worksheets from quite an early age and you will have greater success in getting them to work on the worksheets if you combine that learning work with something practical, or at least something they enjoy doing. For example, if you are using a simple addition and subtraction worksheet with your child, draw or type up another sheet of with squares and numbers printed onto them. Instead of writing the answers to the questions on the worksheet you can get your child to cut and paste the required numbers for the answers from from the second worksheet onto the first.
Let me briefly discuss with you the importance of using correct English grammar in all your writing problems. By using good grammar you can make any of your English writing appealing to your readers. It would make your readers think that you are a professional writer though you think you are not. It will give you an edge or advantage when it comes to applying for a job especially when the job demands English writing. It is no doubt, if you are good at English, written or spoken, you get to be ahead of everyone that does not know or is not good in English. English is your bread and butter.
Care should be taken to give children worksheets that they are capable of doing. This involves understanding and monitoring the child continually, since the level of attainment of different children would often be quite different. The worksheet should challenge the child but not overwhelm her. If the worksheet is too easy or too repetitive, it may bore the child and she would not be happy. If the activity is too difficult it would frustrate her and she would not like to take up more sheets.
Another thing to look out for is what the pupil will need to solve the worksheets? Does the worksheet require the use of crayons? Does it require other things like a pair of scissors, glue and so on? Before you buy worksheets, make sure to check if they have been created to suit the geographical location that you reside in. The language and usage of words differs from country to country. It is no point buying a worksheet which is designed for children in the US for children residing in India. Also see if the worksheets involve just one way of teaching or multiple ways. Do the worksheets involve short assessments? Does it have some activity built in; does it involve elements from the child has surroundings?
First and foremost, one should not forget the importance of reading literature in the language that one studies no matter what the language might be. Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and other providers offer an excellent selection of downloadable books. Many prefer PDF books that can be stored in the iBooks Application of their iPads or Androids. Most experts agree that the best English speakers and writers are those who have taken the time to read extensively in the various genres including but not limited to romance, literary fiction, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Writers of great books tend to exemplify the best English so one should not bypass the digital book as a valuable tool in a world that tends to provide the fast gratification of attaining knowledge through online programs.
Try to supplement each worksheet with a real-life activity. For example after a worksheet on counting, you can ask the child to pick out 3 biscuits and 2 carrots from many. Remember, a child is learning many new things at once. A child of this age has an amazing capacity to learn many new things fast. He can also forget them equally fast. Doing many interesting worksheets with cartoons etc would be fun for him and would help continually reinforce what is learned. Give positive feedback and encourage a child. His finer motor skills are just developing. Do not expect or try for perfection. Do not give any writing exercise too early i.e until he is fully comfortable with holding a pencil. Spend sufficient time and continually reinforce the learning in day-to-day situations. Most importantly, it should be fun for the teacher and the taught!
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