Why is Homework Important?
Homework set prior to or after a lesson and can aid understanding in class as well as consolidate learning that is happening within school. Also homework provides opportunities for reinforcement of work learnt during school time and for children to develop their research skills. Children will need to seek information for themselves from reference materials such as encyclopedias, the internet; the library, books, CD Roms and by doing so, are helped along the path to becoming independent learners.
Having the responsibility of needing to meet deadlines promotes self-discipline, an attribute which will impact on school work and beyond.
Here are some reasons why Homework is important:
- It improves your child's thinking and memory
- It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life
- Homework encourages your child to use time wisely
- It teaches your child to work independently
- Homework teaches your child to take responsibility for his or her work
- It allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class
- Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer Web sites to find information
- It encourages your child to explores subjects more fully than classroom time permits
- It allows your child to extend learning by applying skills to new situations
- It helps your child integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task, such as book reports or science projects
- Howework helps parents learn more about what your child is learning in school
- It allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning
- It encourages parents to spark your child’s enthusiasm