The completion of homework can be an issue in many families with parents having difficulty getting their children to initiate and complete homework. However, before we endeavour to provide you with guidelines to do so, there are some important issues to be aware of.
Homework ought to be a purposeful learning experience directly related to the work done in the classroom. It should be interesting and stimulating.
The duration of set homework should vary depending upon the child’s age, some suggestions include:
Kindergarten: no structured homework,
Years 1–2: up to 15 minutes 3-4 nights per week,
Years 3-4: up to 30 minutes 3-4 nights per week,
Years 5-6: up to 40 minutes 3-4 nights per week.
It is essential to remember that children work a long day at school and it is absolutely essential that they have time for free play.
An important goal of education is to instil in children a love of learning. Homework can negate this if children come to see it as a necessary evil.
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