If you are a parent then you must already know how difficult it can be to get your children to do them without a fight. But can you blame them? They have already had a long day learning in school and now they have to carry schoolwork to their homes, seriously? We have all been here before and we know how homework can be quite a turnoff especially if you also have other chores to do after getting back home. Dealing with homework back at home doesn’t need to always turn into running battles around the house. This article covers some very interesting approaches that you can use to make homework fun.
Work alongside your kid(s)
Let’s start by clearing the air here first. This approach encourages parents and guardians to work alongside their children and shouldn’t be mistaken for a getaway ticket for doing your child’s homework. This means that you should only work as a supporting pillar and your work here is to offer guidance and point them in the right direction whenever they are stuck. Just as the adage puts it, two heads are better than one meaning that your child doesn’t have to struggle to the point of being frustrated by homework but rather have a helping hand that enables them to finish the tasks with ease. Don’t you think it would be fun to watch how you and your kids can form a great team?
Homework can be frustrating at times especially if it includes dealing with advanced questions on a topic that might be less interesting to your kid. This is why we urge you to closely monitor your child’s educational progress to determine their strengths and weaknesses. This way, you can easily identify the subjects that they love and those that they hate. Anyhow, dealing with math homework is often challenging, and staring at it doesn’t help. Well, don’t beat yourselves up so much. If it is your child’s least favorite subject to then you could be creative about it and try painting the questions for your child. Similarly, you could try to decipher a story by using songs. By using innovative approaches to solve challenging homework tasks helps reignite interest as well as spark interest in the subjects as well.
Draw in their attention
To be clear, I don’t mean that you should be the center of attraction and grab all the attention in the room. No. By attention, I’m referring to engaging your kids’ senses and not becoming a distraction yourself. Now that we are aware of how frustrating and stressful homework can be, you should try to engage their sense of touch, sight, and smell. One way to do this could include working on playdough, playing white music, or using a stress ball. All these tactics help to break the distractive monotony in the room making the homework session less boring.
Make the workspace interesting
The human mind works in mysterious ways. While this mainly calls for creativity, look around for some of the best and trending designs used by tech giants and borrow an idea for your workspace back at home. You might just be amazed at how your kids might end up looking forward to doing their homework.
Well, there you have it. These are some of the quick tips that you can start using now and make homework fun for both you and your children.