It is not just the responsibility of the school and the teachers but it is also your responsibility to make sure that your children learn and grow. It is true that you pay the school to teach your kid but to be honest the child will spend six or seven hours at school and the rest actually among his family members and friends. So it is u to you to make sure that your child is exposed to a good and healthy learning environment.
So let’s start like this. First you make sure that you leave aside a portion of your time to look in to your child’s education on a daily basis. Yes, this might be a bit difficult. You might be a high powered career dad or a full time working mom it does not matter. If there is a will there is a way. If you have a spouse then take turns or have a schedule among the two of you so that when one spouse can’t help the children with their homework the other can. If possible set a time that is convenient for your little one than you. You need their full attention and it might be hard for them to concentrate if they are tired or if it’s past their bedtime. After all a good conductive learning environment require that it facilitate a fun and non-exhaustive time for the child.
Make it a daily habit. Teach your child to accommodate these daily scheduling as a part of their own schedule. Be consistent and stick to it. Your commitment is vital for your child’s education.
Don’t make it a chore. The child should not be burdened with it. It should be fresh and entertaining. Try as much as possible to make learning an enjoyable experience and try to remove the negative attitude we have towards studying in general. It is all inside the mind, you can check this magnetic glass board. Be creative and fun. It’s not just going through his/her homework but to make them think and learn for themselves. They must be able to do it on their own eventually and for that you must make them ready.
Find supplies to help you teach. For an example you can easily find whiteboards online for really cheap prices. Have things ready when you start that saves time running around the house finding pencil stubs and keeps the mind focused. Use colorful and attractive teaching materials. Help the find easy shortcuts (like a make-up song or shortened acronyms) to help them memorize things. Try to jot their memory. As what the teacher taught that day and ask them to tell you as much as possible.
Reward them when they achieve things and give the motivation (like no chores for a whole week or permission to go for a sleepover at a friend’s place if they do certain things).