School work is a necessary part of life. Do you home school or send your kids to public school? Either way, you may need to prepare your kids for studying over Easter/Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas break. The last thing your kid wants to do is study while they are supposed to be on break, but it’s no secret that teachers assign homework over these breaks. College students, high schoolers, and even elementary students may find themselves stuck with some sort of studying or homework assignment to complete over break.
How will you prepare your kids?
First of all, if you homeschool your children, you can prepare them for the assignments that need completed over break by weaving the work into daily life.
- Incorporate holiday aspects into the learning environments to make things a little more fun.
- Make flashcards with holiday specific words.
- Practice learning the words with the kids during projects.
- If an older child has an assignment to complete over break, then cut them a deal: You complete your homework within a certain time-frame, and I’ll make you a special treat. There’s nothing wrong with a little positive reward, aka bribery, to help your kids stay motivated once in a while – just don’t make a habit of it, or your child will expect rewards for everything.
Why is studying important?
Preparing your child for the future is really important. Studying is part of preparing them for the future. Even if they get assigned something over a break, it’s still important to complete the assignment. Sit down with your child and help them complete the task if they’re young, or keep them company if they’re older. Parents can sit with their child while they complete an assignment to encourage them and balance the checkbook , fold the laundry, plan the garden, or make a grocery list. This can even help show them that everyone has “homework” to do.
Being home together over the holidays is fun, and making their homework a priority will show them how important completing a task is. Also, the sooner they complete their homework the quicker they can move onto break. If you have little ones, then plan some fun ideas to keep them busy while older kids are working hard.
Give Your Kids Assignments
For shorter school breaks you don’t have to worry as much about the kids forgetting valuable information. What about the longer holiday breaks? Take matters into your own hands and give them educational assignments. If you are out of ideas, then check out your local library for help giving your kids valuable learning experiences.
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Help Your Kids Help Themselves
Children learn the best from their parents, and it’s important to remain involved in their educational experience. Education should not stop just because the children are off for a break. It’s okay to give the kids a break now and then, but don’t let them take so much time off that they forget everything you have taught them. Make learning fun, and they won’t even realize they are learning.
How do you prepare your children for learning?