Homework is basically tasks that the teachers assign to their students to be completed at home. The main objective of giving homework is to improve the skills and abilities of the students, to increase their knowledge and last but not the least is to make them revision the topics that have been taught in school. Though is possess a lot of advantages but still homework is one of the most uninteresting task to do. No student likes to spend time doing homework and wants to end it as soon as possible. Doing homework in a hurry will thus deprive the students from the benefits and advantages of homework. It is very important to complete the homework will full concentration and understanding, so that the students can reinforce the topics which they have already learned, they can integrate their qualities by applying different accomplishments to a single task, they can extend their imagination by applying it no different and new situations and thus at last they can prepare themselves for complex lessons. It also is advantageous to parents as it provides them with an opportunity to help their child and to participate in his or her education. But, due to lack of interest in doing homework, most of the students are not able to access these vantages of homework. To deal with this problem parents can follow certain ways to make homework interesting. This way, they can make their children smart and intelligent and also enthusiastic to complete homework. This article consists of the top ten ways that every parent must adopt to make homework fun, so that their children will never say no to homework.
10. TAKE BREAKS IN BETWEEN
It is very important to take naps while studying. This way, the children not only gets time to grasp every important point, but it also helps to add some fun to homework. Parents should allow their children to take five to ten minutes of break after completing every topic, so that the children gets time to absorb what they have learned. Also, no one can concentrate on studies, continuously for a long period of time. This breaking of concentration will not allow the children to remember things. Taking breaks in between studying is basically breaking concentration on our own will, which in turn will help to concentrate on the next topic more easily. So, every parent should provide breaks while doing homework to make it more interesting.
9. ROLE PLAY
Another way to add humor while doing homework is to role play with children. Ask your child to act like a teacher and you play the role of a student. Let your child teach you the topic which he or she has learned in the school. This not only will make the child complete the homework, but at the same time will make the child revise the topic. Also, it has an added advantage of making the homework fun.
8. STUDY WITH A PARTNER
Studying alone is usually boring and many a times most of the children fall asleep while studying alone. The best way to cope up with this problem is to find a partner to study, as when two or three people do homework together, they can help each other in doing homework. Moreover, in group studies, nobody gets bored as one or the other will always have something to say. Because of this the child can learn about new different things and also will do the homework with dedication.
7. LISTEN TO NON DISTRACTING MUSIC
Listening to soft music calms the mind which will thereby helps the children to do their homework with more concentration. It is very important that the music, the children are listening to, should not be loud and distracting. Rather it should be slow and non distracting which increases the focusing power of the mind. This style of doing the homework will make the child acquire interest in studying and this way make homework a playful task to perform.
6. ASK SOMEONE TO ASSIST
Most of the times, children get stuck between problems that are given in the homework. This is usually because they are studying that topic for the first time or due to the complexity of the subjects. As a consequence, they tend to lose interest in the homework and start avoiding it. It is very important for the parents to participate in their children homework and to teach them with easy techniques to solve the problems. Since, a single problem can be solved in many different ways and since every person has a different way of explaining things, so it may be possible that the method of teaching of parents is different from teachers and sometimes even easier. This will thus develop an interest in doing homework and will also help the children to learn new methods of solving a problem. Also, the parents will be aware of their children progress in studies.
5. GET SOME SNACKS
Snacks are something which can add fun to any event. They not only provide us with nutrition but also help to make any task merriment. Parents can provide their children with snacks in between while doing homework to make it enjoyable. Snacks provided can be healthy snacks which are beneficial for the mind and will hence help to increase the centering power of the brain and will make the children more attentive. Providing snacks is thus a way of amusing the children and to make their homework fun.
4. GIVE REWARDS
As we know that everything becomes interesting when there is a reward to win. Giving rewards thus instills an interest within children to complete their homework. The fact that they will get something in return, indulges an enthusiasm in children to complete their work in time and that to without mistakes. Rewards can be like giving an ice cream, a chocolate, going to park or anything which the children like. This is just for some time and after few months, children will be motivated themselves only in completing their homework.
3. SELECT A COMFORTABLE PLACE
The place that children choose to study also plays a vital role in developing an interest in doing homework. If the children are doing their homework in a congested, untidy and noisy place, then obviously they will not be able to concentrate in their work and their mind will float in different directions. Parents should try and make their children comfortable while they are doing their homework, so that can pay attention to their work. This is how a comfortable place can also make the homework a fun sport.
2. WATCH EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS RELATED TO TOPICS
Theoretical knowledge though has many advantages but is still a little boring. Reading topics and memorizing them makes the studies dull. It is very important to add practical knowledge and experiences with the theory to make studies fun. Same has to be done with the homework. Parents should search videos related to homework topics to make the children understand the topic more easily. Also, these educational videos, apart from making homework playful will help the children to remember the topic, as visual learning puts a higher impact on child’s mind as compared to anything which is learned by reading or writing.
1. CONNECT HOMEWORK WITH REAL WORLD
Connecting homework to the real world originates an interest in children to complete their homework. Parents can take their children to the zoos, local museum, parks and many other places where they can connect homework and entertainment together. Associating educational lessons with the real world helps the children to understand the idea behind the topic in a more realistic way and also to hold on to it more easily. It will help to clear the concepts of the children and will make the children smarter. This way is undoubtedly the best way to make homework exciting and fascinating for children.