“Homework? Not again!” …. an activity which most kids detest but very vital in the development of a child. It is an opportunity for parents to participate in their child’s education. When parents are actively committed, they can help stir enthusiasm and foster learning, lessons are enjoyed and worth the effort.
The aims of homework are as follows:
Self-Reliance: homework helps the intellectual ability of a child. It sharpens skills in new way and eventually kids learn to work independently with little or no parental supervision.
Skill perfection: New skills especially in mathematics and critical thinking require practice to achieve mastery. There is not normally enough time during the school day for students to obtain all the practice they need. Once they are taught in the classroom, they need independent practice to cement new learning, essentially reviewing and practicing what they’ve learned at school.
Preparing for the next day’s class
Additional skill development: Some skills that are taught in school are vital for real life, but are not part of the official curriculum. Internet and library research or practicing a speech (without peer commentary) is valuables skill that is not always practical or possible to spend on during the school day.
Explore subjects more fully: Class time is limited and homework provides students the opportunity to wrap their minds around subject matter.
Self discipline: This is a vital skill for all students and especially for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) or learning disabilities. Student simply must learn how to manage their time, work independently and accomplish lengthy multi-step projects. Getting their homework done on time is a great tool to practice this skill and develop good habits.
Bring parent and educators closer: parents who supervise homework and work with their children on assignments learn about their children’s education and about the school.
If your child does not obtain the self-discipline to complete homework consistently and on time, that child will struggle in their adult life. [Au pair Link]