Homework Helpers

With school just around the corner, here are a few
ideas to help your child develop great study habits:

ORGANIZATION
Teach your kids how to organize a 'to do' list. List
what is to be done each night. Teach them to use
a study calendar to plan ahead also.

PLACE OF MY OWN
Set aside a place for your child to complete her
homework each day - a place with appropriate lighting
and free from distractions. If the kitchen table is
the best place, create a box to set beside the table
with all of the supplies that might be required each
day (i.e. pencils, pens, dictionaries, rulers, etc.)

THE RIGHT TIME
Decide what time homework begins. Right after school?
After supper? Establish a regular daily time. Establishing
the 'same time' habit will possibly eliminate those potential
late nights.

I'M HUNGRY
Make sure your child has had a healthy snack or supper
before they begin. Eating while doing homework can cause
distractions and even worse - spills!

HELP FROM YOU
Spend some of the homework time helping and encouraging
your child. It isn't necessary to complete their assignments
for them or 'give' them the answers, but taking a general interest
in their daily work and encouraging them to do their best lets
them know how much you care about them.


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