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HOMEWORK HELP FOR BUSY PARENTS

courtesy of MadameNoire.com

Parents can help their kids start the year off right by establishing a homework routine.  Designate a space that is quiet, well lit and free from distractions, and use that same spot every day.

Claire Haas, Vice President of Education for Kiddie Academy (www.kiddieacademy.com) also recommends creating a Homework Bin to make sure all needed materials are always ready.  The homework bin avoids interruptions to the routine – there will be no excuse to wander off, looking for a pencil or marker.

How to Create a Homework Bin

1.      Designate a specific basket or tote as the Homework Bin
2.      Label the bin so everyone knows what it’s for
3.      Keep it handy, near the designated homework spot
4.      When homework is done, return all materials to the bin each day
5.      Resist temptation to use these materials for other crafts – keep it ready
6.      Explain the concept to your family
7.      Restock the bin as necessary

 

BY: JEAN MISKIMON

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One Response to “HOMEWORK HELP FOR BUSY PARENTS”
  1. Petula says:

    The homework bin is a good idea. I keep all the supplies in one area, but it never fails that a kid or two or three will leave it somewhere else in the house, take it somewhere, lose it somewhere. It’s hard to get all three to stay on the same page. And don’t let the oldest pop in from college… I was amazed that a pencil I let my middle daughter use last night somehow made into the oldest daughter’s bag and off to college. Now it’s just a pencil, but I specifically said, “Make sure you bring my pencil back.” (It’s from my supplies I keep in my room.) LOL

    Great post! Organization is definitely key to getting more done and getting it done quickly.

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