Making Homework More Interesting


Don’t force your child to sit at the homework after school. Let him have lunch, rest a bit, take a walk outside. In fact, after school he gets tired not less than adults do after work. This fatigue will prevent him from focusing and keeping attention. If the child is tired, as a rule he can’t even write simple sticks then his writing turns into chicken scratch. He has to re-write, the result comes out worse, he has tears and grief. If this situation is repeated every day, the fear of making a mistake and an aversion to homework are formed. In order not to get in such situations, you should make homework more interesting. So, let’s find out how we can do this.

In fact the leading role in the children’s life is a game. Who dislikes playing? So, on September 1 children are taken from toys and sat at their desks, and this fact causes some stress somehow. Some children don’t want to switch from games to studying. It’s pointless to scold them and persuade. That’s why homework may be become a game. Let the child calculate secret codes or coordinate based missiles. Let him rewrite the encryption and store secret information. Alternate special agent exams at school with the performance of combat missions, chases, rescue operations.

When you do not have efforts to turn the homework into a game, limit to some interesting additions, ideas, abling to breathe life into the daily routine. The lines filled with words can become the wave incident on the beach or a tunnel.  The numbers in the examples can be miracle tree candies

If a child is sitting on assignments for 3 hours, it makes sense to assign some bonuses for his speed. If he manages to do everything in 2 hours, there is an award (a game or some activity with the parents). If he manages in an hour, there is a double reward. If you want, you can determine bonuses for accuracy or lack of mistakes. Be sure it works well enough!

Another kind of a game is to arrange a competition. Select the option that you are most concerned about – the speed, accuracy, careless mistakes. Every day measure how long it takes up time for doing this work (how many mistakes have been earlier). You can draw graphics, visual changes, and even arrange a party in honor of the first improvements.

Every child can make progress. And your job is to find it and show that it is not labor in vain, there are achievements. And it is good for you to remember and teach the child that no evaluation, no other example is irrelevant. The important thing is how he is growing on himself every day.