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Please help me: my child is not interested in studies.

my child is studying in 3rd std. she was very bright and stood first in her KG n 1st std... but nw she is not interested in studies...she learns only during tests and exams... but she somehow gets A and sometimes even     A+... i believe that she can do even better... what should i do..? please help...
In Topics: School and Academics, Motivation and achievement at school
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Jul 21, 2010
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Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

If a student is trying his or her best and is achieving top grades, such as an A, then they are considered performing at or above their age level and this is GREAT! Perhaps she will enjoy learning her academic subjects more if they are related to her environment.  For example, math may be more interesting if she can become involved with measuring objects around the house with a tape measure or cooking with you in the kitchen. (Cooking has a lot of math!)

Art and reading are more fun when you can take a trip to a museum or the library.  Writing tasks can be made more enticing if fun pens, markers, pencils and even chalk are used as interesting writing utensils vs. boring regular standard pencils.

And don't discount board games as an excellent way to improve academic skills. There is much to be learned by playing traditional board games such as SCRABBLE,  MONOPOLY or BOGGLE.

In closing, it is my opinion that learning outside of the classroom is so important to helping a child see the value of learning in the classroom.  

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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fritzr
Jun 1, 2010
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If she is still getting top grades but simply is not showing interest in school work, it may be that the school work isn't challenging enough for her.  She may be gifted and require additional help to realize her full potential.  Very smart children often get bored easily at school and lose interest.  Take a look at the link below and it may be of help.
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