Tips to Preparing Child for NAPLAN
Read on in this post and see some of the things that you may want to consider doing for you to so appropriately prepare your child for the NAPLAN tests.
First and foremost, it would be advisable for you to consider gauging your child’s reaction to the tests. This is even bearing in mind the fact that for many children there is never as much of a worry when it comes to these tests. Where it so happens to be that your child isn’t as worried about these tests, then as a parent you shouldn’t be worried as well. As a parent, you need to try and see the tests as an opportunity for them to grow and learn and avoid as much an approach that would make them feel some angst such as talking excessively about these tests or worrying about the tests.
The second thing that you may consider doing so as to help prepare your child for these tests is familiarizing them with the tests format. Take some time and look over some of the example tests with the child so as to help ready them. As you do this, you should be more concerned with the child’s ability to read the questions and whether they know where it is that they will be writing their answers and not being so concerned with the rightness or wrongness of their answers.
Talking of this, it is generally advisable to be concerned with the process and not the results. From these we see the fact that in the event that you happen to have noticed that your son or daughter is too anxious of the tests, then consider it wise to make sure that you have so encouraged them to learn to master as much confidence when inside an exam environment. For these, it would only be advisable to consider instilling in the child as much of the skills to give them the confidence in an exam setting such as time management skills and reading and answering the questions now and not that which makes them think only of the results of the tests so to be taken.
Added to these, it would as well be advisable to encourage your child to talk about their concerns with regards to these tests. Where you happen to have noticed some signs of nervousness in your child over the exams, talk to them and find out what the cause is and show some empathy towards them such as by sharing with them your individual experience for them to know how normal it is and advice on how to overcome these.
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