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Getting kids to do their homework

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Getting kids to do their homework can be like banging your head against the wall, because like my son after a long day he’ s had enough of education by then and to be honest when I was at school I felt exactly the same.

So how do you get kids to do their homework,

  1. Have a routine, so the more they know that it is time to sit down and do some work even if it is reading, the less reluctant they will be and will usually conform after several attempts and be used to knowing that now it is time for homework
  2. Make it fun, I created some charts and use flash cards a lot
  3. Ask questions to build up their interest, as they will interact more
  4. Create a homework plan if it makes it easier and then your child will be prepared for each day

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5.  Have an aim for each day, so for example for Henry it is for him to write more and because being a writer myself and a lover of books it is important for me to see Henry practice his reading, along with working on numbers and different words

6. Set goals for them, so they have a target for each part of the year, and work along with the school to see what their targets are so you can work together with them to enhance your childs learning

7. Remember to praise and reward during and after homework is completed and it will help make them look forward to it rather then dread and be something they want to do rather than what they have to do.

Check out an example of a homework planner I have created for my son Henry which you could use too below:

Copy of Henrys weekly homework Planner

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Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching kids about the weather and the different seasons

Teaching our kids about the weather and the different seasons is pretty fun, and I try and do this most days to help Henry get to know the different changes to the weather, so he knows when it is raining or becomes a little chilly that we must wear a jumper and a coat to protect ourselves from getting wet and cold, and when it sunny to put on sun cream and no need for a coat or jumper.

To help my son I created from looking on Google Images, a weather chart and a seasonal chart, and I have even as requested by his school as part of his homework, bought Henry a Diary, to use this a Weather Diary.

The next chart I am going to make is about a chart about the yearly holidays to help him get to know these too.

Please visit my Printables page on Carriesrealworld site, if you would like to download the charts I have made, which are free to print off. You will need Microsoft Publisher to do this.

Henry Weather chart

Here is Henry’s weather chart above, which is pretty easy to make, I just used plain white card or you can use paper, got the images from clipart and google images, created the charts on Microsoft Publisher I have version 2017, Eliminated the paper using my laminator and laminator Paper, Velcro stickers, purchased from Rymans. You can get a box of Velcro stickers for about £4.99, and some scissors to cut out the images.

I also created Henry a Seasonal chart to help him identify that this season is Autumn, next its Winter, then spring and then summer again.

Henry’s Seasonal Chart

I think it important for our kids to know about the seasons, so again they learn what to wear during the colder seasons and what to wear and put on when it is warmer.

As part of Henry’s homework, we are gonna take Henry out to the Common to pick up concores, pine cones and leaves, to help see the different colours of the leaves as it gets colder, the different birds that come out and objects that are created during the different seasons.

Learning should be made fun, as it helps stop you from getting frustrated and from your children from becoming bored as learning from experience, some children’s attention span isn’t always that long, and so making it as interesting and fun as possible is the key.

Henry’s weather Diary

So lets get our kids learning and help build up their knowledge and experiences.

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Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Home Educating

I have now start to do home educating with Henry, to encourage his writing skills.

I got two books which were Easy Learning First Words and First Sums, from Whsmiths.

I am just doing one book at a time at the moment along with a book which is First 100 box set. This contains 8 books with different pictures, to help you child make association with words and images.

first educating books

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I am introducing these books as way to help Henry with his writing and reading skills, ready for when he begins school in September.

I will post more as I continue to home educate, as this has been a lesson for me too.

Making gradual steps is the key I have found so far.

I would love to know what tools you use to home educate your child aswell.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X