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1 The Home Learning Environment

2 It’s easy to become a parent or guardian… …but it takes a lot of work to be a Mom or Dad!

3 HOW CAN PARENTS CREATE A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS LEARNING? Provide a place where children can study in the same place every day. Provide a quiet place to study. Convert a room into an Special Study Area. Provide suitable ventilation, light, and temperature. Make child’s SSA clear of clutter, noise and distractions.

4 Maintain An Adequate Supply Of Materials In Your Special Study Area Scissors, Glue, & Construction Paper Pens & Paper Crayons Pencils Markers Colored Pencils Dictionary

5 Children and adolescent require a stable environment that provides emotional and physical support. Children require a home environment that provides emotional and physical support.

6 Protect children from stressors related to life’s challenges or tense relationships in the family.

7 Maintain a positive and open atmosphere in the home. Communicate with your children daily.

8 Establish a routine for: meals homework leisure sleep

9 Monitor the use of: The Internet Cell phones Internet Video Games

10 Improvement in education… …starts in our homes and neighborhoods.

11 teachers at home. Parents have the potential to be “learning facilitators”—

12 Parents can learn and teach their children study skills.

13 The Road to School Success Students who do their Homework - and do it well - do better in school. The more time students spend on homework, the better they do in school. Students who do their Homework - and do it well - do better in school. The more time students spend on homework, the better they do in school.

14 . According to the National PTA, first graders should spend 10 minutes a day on homework. The time should increase by 10 minutes a day for each grade: 1st = 10 minutes 2 nd = 20 minutes 3 rd = 30 minutes 4 th = 40 minutes 5 th = 50 minutes 6 th = 1 hour 7 th = 1 hour 10 minutes 8 th = 1 hour 20 minutes 9 th = 1 hour 30 minutes 10 th = 1 hour 40 minutes 11 th = 1 hour 50 minutes 12 th = 2 hours

15 Two-thirds of American high school students do not spend even an hour on homework each day. Television viewing ranks far ahead of homework as the choice of high school students in their after-school time.

16 According to the American Psychological Association (APA), before children complete elementary school, they will have watched 8,000 to 100,000 episodes of television violence.

17 By the time children are 18, they have watched 40,000 to 200,000 acts of violence.

18 Rules Governing Television Identify forbidden shows. Limit television viewing time. Children should spend more time on homework than on watching TV. Homework should be completed before extended TV viewing.

19 WHAT ARE SOME REASONS FOR HOMEWORK? To reinforce classroom learning To promote self-discipline To teach time management To cultivate positive work habits To allow parents to get involved To help students become independent learners

20 HOW CAN PARENTS HELP WITH HOMEWORK? Talk to your child about homework. Show an interest in your child’s homework. Do not do homework for your child. Encourage your child to seek help when needed. Talk to your child about homework. Show an interest in your child’s homework. Do not do homework for your child. Encourage your child to seek help when needed.

21 Help your child organize homework assignments. Establish rules for homework. Share your ideas on homework with your child’s teacher. Make a “Homework Sign” to signal work time.

22 Allow children to unwind and get a snack before studying. Allow children to take short breaks that involve physical activity in between study sessions. Suggest that your child study difficult subjects first.

23 Suspect something if your child doesn’t bring homework home at least once a week. Use homework time to do “parent homework” along side your child. Provide immediate positive reinforcement: “Great job with problem 2!”

24 Homework Encounters Do not yell or blow up when children argue over homework. Never use homework as a punishment.

25 WHAT IS CONCENTRATION? It is paying close attention. It is a shortcut to learning. It is a skill anyone can learn or sharpen. It is the ability to shout out distractions. It is paying close attention. It is a shortcut to learning. It is a skill anyone can learn or sharpen. It is the ability to shout out distractions.

26 WHAT CAUSES POOR CONCENTRATION ? Physical Causes ADD affects 3 to 5% of all children Children Need A quiet place to study No visitors during study time Close supervision

27 Concentration Problems The concentration problems of most children can be traced to environment and habit. Parents can remove some distractions and teach children to block out others. The concentration problems of most children can be traced to environment and habit. Parents can remove some distractions and teach children to block out others.

28 WHAT IS TIME MANAGEMENT? Making the best use of one’s time

29 5 Steps to Effective Time Management 1.Help your child learn the importance of time. 2.Discuss the benefits of organizing time. 3.Allow your child to do small chores at home according to a time schedule. 4.Give your child family experience in planning use of time. 5.Teach your child to budget work time in school.

30 “Your child does not ask of your ability or inability, he only asks of your availability.” — Mary Kay Ash

31 “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, what sort of house I lived in, or what kind of car I drove; but the world may be different because I was important in the life of my child.”

32 Local Parent Resources Check with your Take Stock in Children local program, staff, and website for more information on parenting resources in your community.


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