Making Homework Time Easier
Here are some general guidelines for helping your child with homework:
- Make sure he has the supplies he needs: writing paper, pencils, erasers, an assignment book and a dictionary. (If you can’t provide these materials, check with the teacher or school guidance counselor about sources of assistance.)
- Help your child get organized and plan his time to complete assignments.
- Encourage good study habits: avoiding last-minute and turning assignments in on time.
- For books and information resources, check with the school or public library.
- Sit down with your child and help him schedule homework time into his daily routine.
- Remove distractions by turning off the television and discouraging telephone calls.
- Be available in case your child needs help.
- Talk about the assignments.
- Review completed assignments and comments from the teacher on returned assignments.
- Reward good grades with recognition and praise.
Access To Free Computer Usage
Your Club also may have a computer lab with hours for youth to have access to computers and the Internet. Other places in your community that may offer free access include:
- business and technology centers
- computer labs
- community learning organizations
- continuing education departments of local colleges
- school districts
- park districts
- community colleges
- state departments of education
- extension courses
- senior centers
- public libraries