It is a proven fact that children who spend more time on homework, on average do better in school and that the academic benefits increase as children move into the higher grades.
Good quality assignments, completed successfully, can help children develop wholesome habits and attitudes.
A positive approach to homework can encourage a lifelong love of learning.
Help your child to grow good homework habits.
Consider the following tips:
- Nominate somewhere at home as a homework area. It needs a flat surface with a good light source.
- Set up a daily routine. Plan a homework timetable so you both know what your child needs to do and when.
- Let your child has a break and something to eat before starting on homework.
- Help your child become an independent learner. Explain how to look up information or find a word in a dictionary rather than simply giving an answer in order to get the task finished.
- Don’t be tempted to teach your child methods you used at school.
- Turn off the television while homework is underway but do let your child listen to music if he/she finds it helpful.
- Be positive about your child’s attempts.
- Don’t let homework become a chore.
- Make it a special time that you both look forward to.