Set your child up for a successful school year by making homework time a priority, with a positive attitude. Determine the best time of the afternoon or early evening for your child to complete his work, and be consistent with your schedule. Fill a special Homework Box with seasonal pencils, crayons, tape, glue and all the other items your child needs to complete any projects. When everything is gathered in one Homework Box, organizational skills are learned, and work is easier to complete. Always offer a healthy snack to fuel your child’s brain. Sweet, sugary snacks may make it more difficult for your child to sit still and complete work. Carb-filled snacks such as chips, which provide no nutritional value, will not fuel energy to sustain good work. Help to make learning fun by using different teaching materials.  Get in a rhythm using multi-sensory teaching aids. For example, on Monday, match up Alphabet cereal letters with written letters, and follow-up by spelling weekly spelling words on with magnets on the refrigerator. Trace letters on Tuesday using sandpaper; write on a dry-erase board on Wednesday, etc.  Think like a teacher and use fun materials to get great results! Read the full article “Turn homework time into something fun“.

Set your child up for a successful school year by making homework time a priority, with a positive attitude. Determine the best time of the afternoon or early evening for your child to complete his work, and be consistent with your schedule. Fill a special Homework Box with seasonal pencils, crayons, tape, glue and all the other items your child needs to complete any projects. When everything is gathered in one Homework Box, organizational skills are learned, and work is easier to complete. Always offer a healthy snack to fuel your child’s brain. Sweet, sugary snacks may make it more difficult for your child to sit still and complete work. Carb-filled snacks such as chips, which provide no nutritional value, will not fuel energy to sustain good work. Help to make learning fun by using different teaching materials.  Get in a rhythm using multi-sensory teaching aids. For example, on Monday, match up Alphabet cereal letters with written letters, and follow-up by spelling weekly spelling words on with magnets on the refrigerator. Trace letters on Tuesday using sandpaper; write on a dry-erase board on Wednesday, etc.  Think like a teacher and use fun materials to get great results! Read the full article “Turn homework time into something fun“.