Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3410 Develop routines Your child is learning new things at an amazing rate. Routines for sleep, meals, homework, chores, and play can provide real stability for young learners. What might seem like a simple routine to you may be a source of comfort and accomplishment to your child. Elementary students are often given homework to do. Some chil- dren want to do their homework right after school. Others want to take a break and do their homework later. Help your child determine the best time to do homework and create a schedule that makes homework a part of your child’s daily routine. Establishing a good bedtime routine not only helps your child get to bed on time, it also helps things run more smoothly in the morning. As a part of your child’s bedtime routine, have your child put everything that’s needed for the next day in his/her backpack, and put the backpack in the same place each night. Make homework time productive Have a quiet, well-lit, comfortable place for your child to study. Equip this area with paper, pencils, pens, ruler, markers, etc. When your child is working on homework, try to limit distractions. Turn off the television, remove the video games, and make homework time a quiet time in your household. Your child may ask for help with homework from time to time. If your child gets stuck or needs help, go over the assignment and try to explain anything that seems confusing. Also be available to listen to your child read aloud, organize homework, and review for tests and quizzes. You should never do your child’s homework; however, you should look over your child’s work on a regular basis to see if there are any areas that need additional work. Encourage your child to use any free time during the school day to get started on homework. Children who use class time wisely have much less work to do at home. If homework seems excessive or if your child consistently struggles with homework, contact the teacher and express your concerns.