with homework can be a great time for developing the bond of love. Make
homework an enjoyable activity with our tips for grandparents to help kid with
We come across kids who feel that homework is a punishment
that is forcefully thrusted upon them. Grandparents can be the ones who can
actually help the kids change this belief. They can make homework enjoyable at
the same time. This can be easily done by using the time and activity in
creating and developing the bond of love between them. This is the opportunity
to inspire the grandchildren towards education, discipline
and accountability at the same time.
You can well imagine that it can be a great idea to
complete and discuss a project while sitting under the tree in your garden.
That irritable math homework can be practiced and completed while you are sitting
and chatting on the stairs and bath time can double up to practice the
Given below are certain tips that can help your
grandchildren with their homework:
the Approach Towards Homework
This has been discussed a bit in the above paragraph. You
just need to build a positive attitude towards this concept of homework. Help
the kid understand that it is not a burden that should cause annoyance, but
something that will help him with his lessons and learn better. It is all about
helping them to realise. Start by telling them stories or about real life
experiences on how this exercise called homework can prove to be beneficial.
You can also help the child set up the mood by engaging him in some enjoyable
distraction before you start with the homework, like playing some music or
gardening. This will help them relax and enhance their alertness.
This requires you to first set a routine. Sit together and
set up this routine through discussion regarding the time, and then stick to
it. Remember, homework should be fun. Both of you should engage in activities
together like after the kid gets home, he should get time to snack, rest, play
some music or do a bit of gardening and then sit for homework with you and then
take time off to play a game. Stress
on the fact that there should be proper discipline and if he requires more time
to complete his homework, then he will have to curtail the time of his later
activities like plays and games.
Routine also involves that you do not rush into the
homework phase, rather sit a while and chat about the day and talk on lighter
subjects. Do not end up making it a dreaded exercise time. Also be creative and
practical on how you blend in the fun element in the homework. You can use your
garden, attic or the stairs and even the lakeside but not a roadside balcony
that has scope for distractions.
This is very important. Your grandchildren must
be able to feel relaxed in your company. They should believe that you are there
for them, whenever they need your help. Kids also have their own mood swings,
so you need to be calm, patient and friendly with them. You should show your
support by reading the homework tasks together and then discuss what needs to
be done. Take their suggestion and give your opinion, make it a participatory
exercise. Work on an example together and then ask them to proceed with the
task. This will enhance their confidence
and also make them feel that you are there to help them, if need be. In the end
remember to appreciate.