Helping Children With Homework

January 10, 2016

Although Tutor Time does not assign homework to the Kindergarten level, parents should know about homework when their child continue to primary level. By doing homework, kids learn how to read and follow directions independently, manage and budget time (for long-term assignments like book reports), and complete work neatly and to the best of their ability. It also helps them develop a sense of responsibility, pride in a job well done, and a work ethic that will benefit them well beyond the classroom.

In this case, parents can give kids lots of homework help, primarily by making homework a priority and helping them develop good study habits. helping with homework shouldn’t mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging kids to take a break.

Kids learn best when they’re given examples of how to solve problems. Instead of doing the work, show your child how you’d do a similar task, step by step. Here are the tips you could use in helping children with their homework.

Designate Specific Areas for Homework and Studying

Possibilities include the child’s room or the kitchen or dining room table. Eliminate as much distraction as possible. Since many young people will study in their own rooms, function becomes more important than beauty.

Most desks for young people really don’t have sufficient space to spread out materials. A table that allows for all necessary supplies such as pencils, pens, paper, books, and other essentials works extremely well.


Try to organize the household so that supper is served at a standard time, and once it and family discussions are over, it’s time to crack the books. If the student doesn’t have other commitments and gets home reasonably early from school, some homework can be done before supper.


Get a large calendar, one that allows space for jotting down things in the daily boxes. Rip it apart so that you (and the child) can sequentially mount the school months for the current semester.

Kids Do Their Own Work

They won’t learn if they don’t think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it’s a kid’s job to do the learning.

Motivator and Monitor

Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.

Parents have to be more active in the role to helping children with homework. Show them that homework is not some burden but make it become something that they would benefit from, especially for children in kindergarten. Parents has to help children so they could gain good things from doing homework.

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