Tips & Tricks

How to Motivate Your Child to Do their Homework

Sometimes it can be hard to motivate your child to do their homework; but homework doesn’t always have to be a battle. In fact, there are ways you can make it feel fun! 

Follow these helpful tips from an independent school in Buckinghamshire to help motivate your child to do their homework…

Make a learning space

To help your child feel inspired to learn, you could create a special space for homework, reading and crafting. Set up a desk area with storage, new stationary and books. This will help to make the idea of homework seem much more exciting. Add educational posters to the wall and decorate the area in your child’s favourite theme. You could also get your child a calendar so that they can keep track of school activities and events.

Learn with your child

Share ‘learning time’ with your son or daughter. You could take an online learning class or use the time to enjoy a favourite creative hobby. Sit together in the same room as your child while they complete their homework and enjoy some snacks together. This will not only mean that you are close by if they need your help, but it will also make ‘learning time’ feel special.

Bring learning to life

If your child is studying a particular topic at school, you could help to bring their learning to life by organising an educational day out. This could be to a museum, art gallery or a local park. Learning outside of school offers a number of benefits to your child’s education and it will also help to inspire them. Furthermore, a fun family day out will create lots of lasting memories.

Show your support

Remember that the more supported a child feels at home, the better they will perform at school. Help your child to value their education by demonstrating a positive attitude towards learning. Show your support at home by helping with school projects, quizzing your child on school topics, finding educational games to play and praising your child for their efforts.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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