Help your child establish a good homework routine

Help your child with their homework – but don’t do it for them!

Most children start getting homework from the first year of school. Initially this involves practising reading, spelling, writing and arithmetic. Later on homework will evolve into larger, more complex research projects. Help your child by encouraging them, testing their spelling, listening to their reading, and guiding them if they can’t see the solution to a problem or don’t know where to look for information.

  • Don’t simply answer their questions – guide them as to how to find the answer for themselves
  • Take an interest in what they are learning about – you might learn something too!
  • Establish set times for play time and homework time after school so the children have a routine

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Build confident kids through challenge

Encourage children to challenge themselves as they grow and learn, and celebrate milestones and successes.

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Put your kids to work

Even if you don't work with children, you can involve your children in your job.