Help Your Kids Ace their End of Year Exams! Time to turn your child’s frowns into smiles with these 5 simple tips!
Quick Tips to Help Your Child Gear Up For Year-End Exams!
Preparing for exams may often a stressful period for both parents and children. We’ve rounded up
some handy tips to help your child ace their exams, up their natural immune defenses and maintain optimum mental focus and clarity!
1. A conducive environment
Ensure that your child’s study environment is as conducive as possible with good lighting and ventilation. Good lighting is important in protecting your child’s eyes to prevent straining and eye fatigue. Consider boosting your child’s eye health with Berry Clear® Junior – formulated with a proprietary blend of berries, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Eyebright extract and fish oil to provide children with the essential nutrients to support healthy eyes.
2. Give them adequate break time
While some parents might curtail their child’s extra-curricular activities for more pre-exam revision time, it may become counter-productive due to increased stress levels for the child. Prolonged excessive stress has shown to affect a person’s natural immune defenses and ability to concentrate. Therefore, do allow your child to still have some time to indulge in activities that they enjoy, even if for a shorter period – so your child is able to adequately de-stress and relax their mind.
For an added immune booster, try Kids Immune Defense Gummy Natural Grape Flavor , a natural and delicious Grape flavoured gummy that is formulated with Vitamin C, D, Zinc and Echinacea to strengthen immunity and up the body’s defense abilities against common infections such as cold and flu.
3. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure
It is common to hear parents lamenting to friends that it often feels like they too are taking exams along with their child. Look on the bright side! It is an opportunity for parent-child bonding while providing them with morale support during this stressful time. Prepare mock tests at home and familiarise yourself with notes, schedules and format of the exams. It will be easier for you to aid your child in his/her revision and provide them with important tips and reminders, such as remembering to check their work, and allocating enough time to complete each section of the exam paper. One thing for sure, your child will definitely appreciate your support and feel less anxious knowing you are with them on this journey.
4. Understand your child’s learning style
We all have different ways and approach to learning and studying. Scientists and psychologists have developed a popular theory, the VARK model - which identifies four types of learners: Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, and Kinaesthetic. Identify your child’s learning style and adopt a suitable teaching/revision method that is most aligned to your child’s learning preferences.
5. Ensure they have proper meals and adequate rest
Make sure your child eats well and gets enough sleep. The importance of restful sleep can be directly correlated to mental attention, focus, clarity and memory. Encourage him/her to start revision early and to rest by a reasonable time at night. Also, try to incorporate foods in their diet that contain good sources of omega-3s, such as fatty fishes – tuna and salmon which are essential for brain health and memory.
As an added support, we recommend BrainSpeed® for Junior which contains Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, EPA and Phosphatidylserine to help support mental focus, alertness and clarity. Your child will enjoy the delicious berry-flavour powder that comes in handy convenient sachets!
If your child enjoys chewing on gummies, another great choice would be Kids Gummy DHA Natural Assorted Fruit Flavors which offers a yummy boost of DHA in a delicious fruits flavour.