Not all the elementary give homework assignment. There is less evidence shows youngsters of this age necessarily learn more if they have extra lessons to do at home.
Some educators believe children should have such lessons only when their work shows they need special practice.
Children of this age need considerable time for play and exercise as well as for school work. If they have extra lessons to do at home.
However,if your child does have homework, the best way you can help him is to give him a good, quiet place to study and to guide him in planning his time.
Be sure he has the tools he needs, such as paper,pencil, ruler and so on you may be called to help him and reference books and other materials.
If you find that your child is not understanding his assignments, it is a good idea to ask his teacher how you can help him.
Sometimes homework can trigger a crisis there is a problem that just cannot be solved, the story that isn’t written, the test that he has not been studied for.
Your child is in tears or tantrums, and you are tempted to rush in to save him. Ideally you should guide getting his work done without doing it yourself. In practical terms, you might have to lend a hand to get him out of a “bad spot”.
Teachers say, however that parents make a practice of being partners in child’s homework, he is likely to get lazy irresponsibility, or confused.
Reading is also being taught in many new ways, educators have found that there is no one best method for teaching children to read.
Youngsters read well or poorly for different reasons, such as their stage of physical growth, their intelligence, their general health, their eyesight their special abilities, their life experiences, and their feelings about themselves and school.
Children learn best if they know what they are doing
All children learn best when they have some successes in their learning.
When they understand what they are doing, and their studies seem useful and interesting. When these principles are applied to reading, it means among other things that different children learn best best from different books.
They also should be neither too “hard nor too easy’ for him because each youngster does best when he is encouraged, but not pushed to read.
It is also important for him to get the meaning out of his reading. It does no good, for instance, to recognize, pronounce, and spell words correctly if they don’t add up to story or idea that makes sense to him.
Foreign languages are taught in some elementary schools today. Children seem to pick up a new language more easily than older people do, since the opportunities are growing, it is clear that your child’s life will be enriched if he knows at least one language besides his own.
And if he starts learning one easy, he is more likely to master it.
Learning through class projects.
Teachers know that elementary school youngsters have strong drives to create, to explore, to be active, to be part of a group, and to master real problems.
Most learn best when these needs. This is why some teachers use projects such as parties, plays, and trips as part of the school program.
Audio and video visual aids
Modern education is also is built partly on the use of films and records that enrich a child’s understanding.
Some schools now have a tape recorders that teachers can use to make records for the use of small groups or individual students. Children can also use these for practice.