Growing up as a child in a systematic environment like the typical African home, it is part of the culture for parents to encourage you to read up on things learnt in school during the day, this include easier assimilation of reading at night. Infact, parents believe the night period is one that comes with the necessary calm and serene conditions to properly do robust reading and learning. For some, this helped to read without distractions from friends and daily chores. In another way, it helped to instill discipline in planning at an early stage of life, this would eventually be important in achieving the daunting tasks of accomplishment in life. However, what we have today is a large influx of learning aides which in turn have substituted the conventional way of learning including “Burning The Night Candle”. Everyone heavily involved in bringing up a child have now learnt to embrace this changes that came about as a result of globalization.
“Only Parents who are educators still protect these principles, generally, modern day parents now rely on learning aides like video recordings, toys and storybooks, hereby putting undue pressure on classroom teachers” – Pelumi.
“Infact, these modern parents rely on lesson teachers as a substitute, this is due to uncontrollable circumstances unfortunately” – Ayo
Having established that there has been a change to learning in recent times, is it okay to discard our conventional reading technique of “burning the night candle” or can we say it should be safe to combine it with the new changes, one thing is certain, it is purposely to give the child an edge in the academic environment, in a world of proper knowledge application. However, it is important to note that, children are changing in how they assimilate and how they apply learning. There is a need for extra effort to understand the unique peculiarities of children as they exhibit unique skill set daily. Some of them have inherent skills like singing, drumming, talking, and artistic skills etc. Hence, we can harmonize these skill set to create learning mechanism that work for the child. How to harmonize these skills will be discussed in another article, here we look at a few benefits of reading into the Night for children:
- It helps to relax their nerves after a long day at school, they are feel their body under less pressure to learn, then it becomes more easier to learn.
- Reading at night is more effective, the quiet comes with its serenity and seamless atmosphere that transient around cognitive and adaptation learning.
- It helps to boost the child’s brain power, were they are able to take in new information at a self controlled pace.
- Its helps the child to easily improve her creativity hereby broadening their mind for new positive spark to learning.
- It helps the child to advance the frontiers of knowledge having learnt a few new things during the day at school, they are also able to iron out grey areas and strengthen strong areas.
- It helps the child to have quality sleep, eradicating unnecessary thoughts before bed.
- They are likely to wake up mentally refreshed having had a good sleep.
These benefits go a long way to improve the child’s
relational qualities as they are more than excited to interact with world
having set a solid premise based on information empowerment and knowledge
banking. They are raring to go.