Homework Habits

Having healthy homework and study habits contributes to the success of any child. Did you know that studies reveal students who have consistent homework habits are more likely to demonstrate improvement in academic achievement, test results, and higher chances of going to college? Having your child on a homework schedule is crucial for their academic success. 

Most teachers recommend that your child should study for a minimum of 10 minutes per grade level. This means that if your child is a 1st grader then they should study a minimum of 10 minutes and if your child is a 3rd grader then they should study for 30 minutes a day. Having your child develop healthy homework habits early on can make the studies mentioned true for your child. 

Developing healthy homework habits not only supports your child academically and their chances of going to college. However, it also supports developing an after-school routine at home. For this reason, Swoop Tutors has decided to give you a few tips to help you on your journey of establishing healthy homework habits for your child. 

  1. Set a homework schedule– having a healthy schedule will prevent your child from automatically jumping on electronics once they get settled in at home. 
  2. Limited TV/ electronic time– since we are living in the age of technology, when students return home they automatically jump on their electronics or tv for entertainment. This action alone can use up their brain activity and easily distract them from their school work. 
  3. Have study material ready- Each day your child should have study material already prepared for them to work on when they are home.
  4. Review class weekly agenda- Most teachers provide weekly agenda to inform you on what your child will be working on at school. Knowing this can help you better prepare for the week and invest in resources that will better support your child.

We hope that the tips above will help you get started on establishing a healthy homework journey for your child. Please remember that communicating with your child’s teacher in ways that you can support your child at home is always the best way to start!