Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Provide a Study Area  Have a quiet, well-lit, comfortable place for your child to do homework. This area should have a sturdy chair and a surface for writing.  Equip this area with paper, pencils, pens, markers, ruler, calculator, crayons, etc.  When your child is working on homework, try to limit the distractions. Turn off the television, music, and video games. Make homework time a quiet time in your household.  Help your child determine the best time for doing homework. Some students want to get their home- work done right after school. Others like to take a break and do their homework later. The important thing is that you and your child create a schedule that makes homework a part of your daily routine.  Some of the best times to do homework are right after school, before dinner, or right after dinner.  Ask your child’s teacher how much time your child should be spending on homework each night. As a general rule, plan on 10 minutes per grade (e.g., 2nd grade–20 minutes, 3rd grade–30 minutes). Set a Time for Homework