With a schedule like yours, you wonder where you will find the time to sit down with your child to help them with his or her home work. So despite your full schedule, you desperately try to squeeze in the time even if you want to already go to bed and sleep for the rest of the night.
But you don’t have to be the supermom and basically do everything on your own. There are ways to make studying and doing home works easier and faster. Here are some of the things that you can rely on to help you. Make sure that you have them inside your home.
This is one of the things that your child just can’t live without. This will help kids with their assignments as well as with their readings. When buying a dictionary, make sure that it is something that your children can use. In other words, it must be something that is appropriate for their age. If you have a toddler, it is not a good idea to give them dictionaries for adults. They will not be able to understand them. Buy instead those dictionaries that have pictures in them. Browse through the bookstore and check out the dictionaries for all ages.
2. Encyclopedia and Information books
This is a must have especially for children who need to have a resource material for their subjects in school. Encyclopedia for instance will help them in their assignments in history and science. There are also information books and trivia books that will help your kids with their assignments. Still if you can afford to have an internet connection, this will be sufficient resource for your child. Make sure though that they can only access websites that are safe for kids. If you cannot do this, make sure that you have an adult monitoring their usage of the internet. Remember that there are people online and websites that can pose danger to your kids. So be very careful.
3. Study area
Never underestimate the power of the study area. Having their own space will motivate them to work on their assignments at home. This will also give them the sense that education and studying is something really important and that they are important because you gave them a part of the house just so that they will study.
TV can be the bad guy when kids are given too much time watching it. But if you balance their time in front of the television and make sure that they only watch the shows that will add to their education, TV can be hugely beneficial. In fact, some kids have learned to count, read and even do experiments through television. Sesame Street and Dora is a prime example. TV can be a best friend. You just need to utilize it the best way that you can.
5. Computers and toys
There are toys that are not only fun but also educational. Kids can learn a lot from these kinds of toys. This is another friend that can help you with your kids’ home works. Buy those that foster their vocabulary and their math skills. They can also give their kids mini computers that they can put cartridge on. They can play word games and math games using these kinds of toys.