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Speed Learning for Kids

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7719-1
208 pages
January 2013, Wrightbooks
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Proven strategies to help kids learn faster and better, from bestselling author Bill Handley

Kids who succeed at school aren't necessarily smarter than other kids. Often, they're simply better at learning. Speed Learning for Kids helps you teach your child how to thrive at school by learning more in less time with less effort. The brain-training techniques in this book will enable kids to not just learn faster, but enjoy their learning, memorise as they go, and absorb as much in ten minutes as they normally would in two hours of study.

How is it possible? These nontraditional techniques aren't mysterious, they're just not often taught. Any child can learn to learn, and the results really matter—with improved concentration, better short- and long-term memory, more creative thinking, and better memory and reading comprehension skills.

  • Includes study techniques that replace rote learning to achieve better test results on everything from spelling tests, NAPLAN and entrance exams
  • Written by Bill Handley, author of the bestselling books Teach Your Children Tables and Speed Maths for Kids
  • Features brain-training techniques that will not only improve school performance, but also improve problem-solving and creative thinking for long-term career success

If you want to give your kids a boost in school, Speed Learning for Kids offers proven, effective strategies and techniques that lead to success in the classroom and beyond.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction ix

Part I: The brain-training tools 1

1 Making mental pictures 3

2 Using rhyming reminders 15

3 Learning look-alike reminders 31

4 Creating logical reminders 37

Part II: Learn like a genius 47

5 How to learn to spell like a genius 49

6 How to solve problems like a genius 57

7 How to write like a genius 65

8 How to summarise information like a genius 81

9 How to speak like a genius 85

10 How to learn a language like a genius 91

11 How to sit tests like a genius 101

Part III: Some more fun with speed learning 109

12 Playing a memory party game 111

13 Learning word-for-word 121

14 Memorising big numbers 131

15 Learning the US presidents 147

Afterword 155

Frequently asked questions 157

Index 165

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Author Information

Bill Handley is an internationally recognised authority on study methods and mathematics, based in Melbourne. He is the author of many best-selling titles, including Teach Your Children Tables and Speed Maths for Kids.

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Press Release

January 03, 2013
Speed Learning For Kids: The Must-Have Brain-Training Tools to Succeed at School

Would you like to help your child breeze through tests with minimal stress? What if you could help them learn more in less time, with less effort using proven methods that have helped thousands of children blitz tests and improve confidence? Speed Learning for Kids shows you how, with fun easy brain-training tools and learning strategies that are guaranteed to help your child succeed.

Bill Handley is the best-selling author of Speed Maths for Kids and Teach Your Children Tables and he is internationally recognised as an expert in children’s study methods and learning techniques.   

The techniques your child will learn in Speed Learning for Kids are simple and logical – they teach children how to memorise information without parroting it while also encouraging students to analyse and summarise. Children will understand what they learn and they will be able to recall the information when they need it, even under pressure in exam and test situations

In Speed Learning for Kids, your child will learn to:

  • Improve concentration
  • Improve short and long term memory
  • Think creatively and laterally
  • Speak to an audience without notes
  • Overcome nerves in tests and exams
  • Learn a language
  • Understand what they read as they read


 “The difference between the top and the bottom students is not so much the quality of their brain, but the way they use it. In Speed Leaning For Kids your child will learn techniques that will improve their work out of sight and most importantly, your child will have fun learning and can start using these strategies immediately,” said author Bill Handley.

These powerful methods are not traditionally taught in schools, yet they are skills which can be utilised for a life time of success. Not only will your child flourish at school but they’ll enjoy learning, so give your child the best chance of success as they head back to school in 2013! 

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