Helping kids learn spelling words can be b-o-r-i-n-g for everyone. Some parents coach kids to read the words over and over. Others ask kids to write the words out 10 times each. These strategies may make the grade if your child is a quick study, but they don’t help them notice patterns or make connections with other knowledge. And that kind of deeper learning turns spelling sessions into higher-level brain training. Studies show multi-sensory techniques that use sight, hearing, touch, and movement simultaneously lead to more efficient and effective learning.
When it comes to schoolwork, parents often put up with their children’s procrastinating habits. Instead of encouraging good homework strategies, we allow distracted effort or inaction. But if we teach our kids to overcome the temptation of procrastination, we give them a valuable skill that reaches into adulthood. Here are a few strategies to help your children complete their homework assignments without delay:
In the back-to-school rush, parents’best intentions may be buried under kids’backpacks, homework assignments, and missives from administrators. The best offense against back-to-school overwhelm is a strong zone defense at home. With this three-zone approach to organization, your family can keep everything under control this year.
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