Do you get worried when its time for your kid’s homework?!
Homework seems to take up a lot of family time esp. keeps the mum on her toes. I am sure all of you must have derived some sort of homework tacking strategies. Here are some simple rules.
- Set up a schedule that will allow the child little breaks, and still get the work done.
- Specify a place for your kid to do homework on a daily basis. This will help him/her to realize what is expected of them. Guide them to organize their work place too for smooth study time.
- A good idea is to have the computer near the homework station, in case needed for research work.
- Place a dictionary, atlas, thesaurus and other reference books in that area too.
- Organize pens, pencils, paper and other supplies so that time is not wasted in hunting for those items all around the house.
- Appreciate when the child is showing interest and working towards finishing the task.
- Some children need a push. Talk and explain why homework is important and how a good attitude can do wonders in completing work. Motivation is the key but it will take a lot of time and effort to get the ‘work avoiders’ to get serious. Don’t lose hope, keep trying!
- Once work is completed, it should all be placed back in folders and backpacks. This will help avoid the trouble faced when projects are forgotten at home.
- Backpacks must be placed at easy access points in the house preferably close to the main door so that they are picked up quickly the next morning.
HAPPY HOMEWORKING! as my 3 year old says when he sees his older brother at the desk. 🙂