Helping with Homework 101

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It's that time of year again!  Here are some tips on how you can help your child with homework:

  • Have a designated spot to do homework. This could be at the kitchen table, a workstation, a desk in your child’s bedroom. It should be quiet and free of distractions.
  • Set a timer. We do this in our house especially for reading. Set the timer for a given amount of minutes to complete each task. This time will vary on your child’s grade level.
  • Give short breaks. Sometimes it is difficult for children (especially younger ones) to sit for sustained periods of time. Allow them movement breaks to help pace their energy.
  • Practice routine. Have your child do homework at the same time each day. This can be difficult with after school sports and activities but in the long run will help!
  • Empty your child’s backpack. This is a MUST!
  • Review your child’s assignment notebook. I initial my daughter’s just to let the classroom teacher know I have seen it. If I have questions, I always jot them down in here because I know the teacher will see them.

Please let us know if you find these helpful! 

Paige Major