Learning difficulties

Some young children do not enjoy learning because they genuinely have some challenges that interfere with their learning ability. This could be due to a developmental delay that may results in delayed speech or a learning difficulties such as Dyslexia. Examining this further is essential as it may eventually affect a young child’s self-esteem and confidence in his or her academic abilities. 

In addition to the aforementioned, there are children who experience difficulties when teachers give multiple instructions which makes it hard for children  to process the information as the instruction are given too fast or too complex for them to understand. Yet, another group of children may not find the lessons enriching enough, causing them to feel bored and disinterested in the lesson plan. All of these conditions affect learning which in turn results in a lack of academic motivation. These are just some examples to highlight the importance of finding the key issue as to why a child is disinterested in learning

It is therefore essential to align the child’s learning methods to a his or her learning style in order to achieve their full potential. While this may be a challenge to execute within schools as teachers are unable to cater to every individual child's need – parents and caregivers can help to facilitate this alignment at home. Remember, when children begin to experience positive enriching learning, they are more likely to experience an increase in motivation and self-confidence. 

Hema Gurnani