Calendar Recipe Box Shopping List Address Book
      
 
 

Homework in the Spring Term

Homework in the Spring Term


The days are getting warmer, but homework is still important!


By FamilyTime

  Print: Full Page
Text Only
  Email: Article
   Find: More Articles


The end of school may be in sight and the evenings are lovely, light, and warm, but homework is still important. You want your child to end the year on a high note -- and slacking off is not an option!

Educational experts agree that parental involvement is crucial to a child's success in school. The question for many parents is how much involvement.

Helping your kids with their homework is a good place to start. If some study habits have slipped as the school year has progressed, help your kids brush up.

A Little Help Is a Good Thing
Helping youngsters with homework is a good way to keep abreast of their academic progress. It also allows the parent to track what the kids are learning.

When the children are little, they welcome help. When they are older, offer help but only give it when asked.

Never complete the assignment for the child. As tempting as it may be to feed your son or daughter the correct answers, refrain from doing so!

Offer to work on a few problems and then leave the child alone to tackle the rest. Check the work but don't feel you have to correct all errors. It's helpful for the teacher to see the student's pattern of mistakes.

A Time and Place for Homework
Some children do best tackling homework as soon as they come home from school. Others need a break. Decide what is best for your child and then establish a routine. It's never too late to start.

It's rarely a good idea to leave homework for the hour before bedtime. Both the child and the parent are tired.

Provide a clean, quiet area with good light. Discourage distractions such as radios, i-Pods, and television. Some children concentrate best with "white noise," which could be classical music or jazz — not rock or rap.

If your child completes assignments at the kitchen table, don't insist he work at his desk. Ascertain what works best for this particular child.

Call the Teacher
If your child is having trouble understanding assignments or completing them, don't waste too much time before contacting the teacher.

Tell your child about your concerns and that you plan to call the teacher. The student may have some insight into the problem that you can discuss with his teacher.

Encourage and Praise
Encourage your children to take their homework seriously. Praise them when they finish it. Ask about tough assignments the next day — let them know you're interested. It will pay off from now until the end of school. And into next year, too!

 



Enter your email address to receive delicious, family-friendly recipes, exciting promotions, helpful articles and more delivered right to your mailbox. What could be better?








The 5 Best Ways to Start the School Year Right
Help your kids get off to a good start this year and make it the best one yet!
View Full Article

Sick Enough to Stay Home?
When should you keep your child home from daycare or school?
View Full Article

Help Your Kids Develop Good Homework Habits
Homework is one of the keys to academic success.
View Full Article

Organized and Ready for School
With just a few sensible tips, parents and kids will easily slide into the school year.
View Full Article

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Succeed in School
Make the most of the school year to insure your kids happily and effectively learn, learn, learn!
View Full Article





Chicken and Spring Vegetable Stir Fry
This delightful recipe marries Oriental technique with Western ingredients. This is the perfect dish to welcome spring.



Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in...
Cooking fragile salmon fillets and fresh spring vegetables in parchment is remarkably fuss-free, and the presentation is truly special.



Shells with Spring Vegetables
Make this delicious pasta dish when spring's vegetables are at their best--or any other time of year!



Frozen Apricot Pops For Kids
Kids will now enjoy eating their fruit!



Ravioli with Spring Vegetables
Next time you have ravioli, try it with pesto sauce.


 
Tagged With: spring term, homework, kids, parents, school
  








 
Simply fill out the required fields to begin enjoying the benefits of FamilyTime.com – it’s fast and it’s free.
* required



 
 
Concerned about privacy? Rest assured, we never sell or share your personal information.
See our Privacy Policy.
//