So, you have got your NSTSE
results. You have seen the scores, gone through
the analysis, checked your child's answers with
the given correct answers and understood his/her
strengths and weaknesses. Now, your question
is: How can I help my child improve, given his/her
strengths and weaknesses? Here are some tips
to help your child improve:
child to understand the concepts given in the
textbook instead of just memorizing. If you are
not familiar with the concepts, embark on a journey
with your child to discover them.
to magazines, newspapers, journals that your
child will find interesting.
to activity kits like Unified Knowledge Box,
so that the child can discover and learn.
good books for your child to read and learn new
things. Try and spend time with him/her reading
them and answering their questions.
workshops/lectures offered by the school or other
organisations, related to child development or
other such topics.
Encourage them to
watch channels like National Geographic, Discovery,
Animal Planet, news channels, etc.
good quiz programmes along with
them to surf good sites on the net, which
will improve their understanding. You
can also help
your child improve specific subject skills
by identifying skills in which your child
and encouraging him to take up activities
that will develop them. Some examples
are given below:
- Give your child
some money to shop by himself/herself (like for
a birthday present for a friend) to understand
the concept of budget and money.
children to look up the prices of products bought
when visiting a supermarket, and make an estimate
of the total amount likely to be spent.
them small assignments to learn the concept of
measurement - volume (amount of water a bottle
will contain), length (measuring the dimensions
of a window for curtains), time (time taken for
cooking rice in a pressure cooker), etc.
them understand graphical information in
newspapers or magazines - like weather
- Help children to sort and classify
books, plants or other materials around the house.
your child in household tasks that help him/her
understand concepts - repairing electrical items,
fixing a wall hanging, fixing/changing a gas
- Encourage all kinds of sensory
experiences like closing his/her eyes in the
early morning and listening to the sounds of
- Explain everyday or
routine scientific occurrences whenever