Homework Help!

Last week on #CoffeeBreak, my weekly series on Google Plus, we talked about homework and how to make homework time more successful.

Too many families consider homework to be a stressor, so I sat down with Kim Vij from The Educators’ Spin On It, Jacquie Fisher from Edventures with Kids, and Melissa Taylor from Imagination Soup to answer parents’ questions.

Homework Help!  How to make homework more successful for your family!

How to Make Homework More Successful

We answered many questions during the show and tried to provide families with concrete ideas they could use at home.  Here are the parent questions we answer during the episode.

1.  How do I get kids to want to do homework?  It’s a nightly battle.

2.  What do I do with a child who constantly forgets his/her homework at school?

3.  What do I do if I think the homework is way too easy for my child?

4.  Am I supposed to check the homework each night?

5.  How can I keep younger brother and sisters busy so I can do homework with my older kids?

6.  How do I get younger students to sit still and concentrate on homework after a full day at school?

For more homework ideas check out these posts from my guests:

After School Activities from The Educators’ Spin On It

How to Get Kids Excited About Homework by Kim {on the Melissa and Doug blog}

After School Activities and Adventures Pinterest Board by The Educators’ Spin On It

Essential Guide for Homework Help and After School Activities from Edventures with Kids

Everyday Math Activities from Edventures with Kids

Free Kids Books Online for Reading Practice from Edventures with Kids

Why I Dislike Homework and How the Research Backs Me Up from Imagination Soup

Pressure to Read — What To Do If Your Child is Behind in Reading from Imagination Soup

Writing, Learning and Literacy for Kids Pinterest Board from Melissa Taylor

Speaking of homework…it’s time for some After School fun!  All of the activities linked up last week were fantastic, but two that would be great to use as homework fact practice were Teach Missing Addends with Monster Flip Cards and Beginner Sight Words Letter Match.

If you are a blogger we would love to have you link up your after school posts for kids ages 5 and up–crafts, activities, playtime and any adventures that you are doing to enrich your children’s lives after their day at school, homeschool or on the weekend!

When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours. By linking up you’re giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or feature on our After School Party next week! Don’t forget to follow along and join our After School Enrichment Community.

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