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Get Enough Sleep

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As you hopefully already know, getting enough sleep is as important as anything else for a child's learning. If your child does not have enough sleep, it will definitely have a negative impact on their learning as well as their overall health.

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Not having enough sleep affects your child's:

  • Behaviour and attitude
  • Mood
  • Concentration
  • Memory
  • Ability to understand new ideas
  • Physical health
  • And many more symptoms..!

The recommended amount of sleep for children according to their age is as follows:

Please follow these guidelines as closely as possible. Make sure your children have a routine at home and that bedtime is set at the same time every night. If they complain about this, please refer to the previous Learning Support blog post about helping with your child's behaviour at home.

Reading together every day

Another thing you can do at home that has a huge impact on learning is reading together with your child. There is lots of evidence to show that reading for as little as 20 minutes every day with your child helps them become a much better learner. 

When reading with your child, ask them questions about the story, such as:

  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • Can you think of a different ending to the story?

If they liked the story, you could try a few follow-up activities such as drawing a picture of a scene or writing a letter to a character. It is a nice activity to do together anyway and a good way to prepare the children for their bedtime.

Limit screen time

Try to avoid any screen time before bed if possible, and ideally limit any time on video games to thirty minutes a night. Some TV, i-pad or computer time is ok, but please be aware that anything more than one hour a night can have a negative effect on your child's ability to concentrate as well as their inter-personal skills.

So, in conclusion, limiting screen time, reading together every evening and getting a good night's sleep will have a positive impact on your child's learning.

Too much screen time, no reading and not enough sleep will make your child tired and irritable and they will have difficulty concentrating in lessons or taking in and remembering information, along with a number of other issues.

If you can follow these three simple approaches, it will give your child a much better foundation for their learning.

Thank you very much for reading this post. If you have any questions about any of this, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher or contact the Learning Support Department directly.  The Learning Support blog also provides links to a whole array of resources that can be used to support your child:

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