50 Ways to Increase your Child's Learning
Don't ignore assignments when your child cannot be at school. Making arrangements to get your child's assignments has a dual purpose. It helps your child keep up with the work and it lets him know you think what happens in the classroom every day is important.
Designate a well-lit, quiet spot for your child to do his homework and decide on a regular time. Praise your child for keeping to the plan, doing all his assignments correctly and in a timely fashion.
Teach your child to always focus on the speaker's face, to listen for a purpose, to ask himself questions about what the speaker means and to review what was said when the speaker finishes.
Designate a place for book bags and library books. Teach your child to hesitate and scan himself and the room before leaving home and school, prompting himself to remember forgotten items like homework, books, glasses, lunches and coats.
Leaning how to follow directions is a very important skill both at home and school. To help your child develop this skill, make eye contact with your child before giving any directions, give only a few directions at a time, then have your child repeat the directions aloud before initiating them.