I have parents ask me all the time what age is the BEST age for teaching our kids good study skills for school.
Some parents even say, “Oh, my child can’t learn study skills yet. They are too young!”
To this I say: Bologna!!
I just went to go pick my child up from her morning preschool a few days ago, and the preschool teachers were giving the children folders to store their papers and worksheets they completed for the day.
The teacher told me that they are using these folders to start teaching the kids good organization skills.
At only 4 years old!!!
I absolutely love that they are already teaching the basics of study skills to my daughter! As an academic mentor, I teach these skills to other students who have never had an opportunity to learn these skills.
So when I teach these study skills for school, some parents believe that their child is too young to learn study skills if they are not in high school yet.
If your child gets to high school without knowing these study skills, then your child is already behind their peers, and needs to learn them ASAP!
So here is the real answer to when is the best time to start teaching your child good study skills for school:
Start right now!
Any age is the best age to start learning these study skills, as long as you start right now!
If your child is in elementary school, then you can start teaching them the basic fundamentals right now! There is no need to wait until they are older!
Don’t wait till next year. Don’t wait till they are older. Don’t wait until their grades start slipping. Start right now!
You CAN teach them to equip them with the skills your child needs for academic success!
Hey there! My name is Rachael and I have been a private tutor for over 10 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in 2 and a half years and earned my graduate degree by age 22. I have tutored dozens of high school students, college students, and graduate students. I offer support, encouragement, and resources to help parents learn how to best help their teen or child that is struggling in school.