Winter break has come and, unfortunately, gone. And getting back into the swing of things can be quite difficult. Lake Forrest Prep, a private school in Orlando, is here to help you and your child stay on track and focused for the second half of the year.
Set a Designated Homework Time
Having a designated spot to perform a task can often help your child concentrate better. While the kitchen table may be convenient, it’s often full of distractions. Find a great, quiet, distraction-free place to study. This could be the corner of their room, a nook in the house, or even an entire office that your children can share! Make sure there’s a desk, plenty of light, and supplies available, and you’ve got yourself quite the zen zone!
Writing an essay or doing a chapter’s worth of homework can feel overwhelming. Break down bigger tasks into smaller pieces. This will be easier to manage for both you and your child. If they’re writing an essay, maybe they spend half an hour brainstorming on day one and have an outline finished by day three. If they’re working on math problems, perhaps they do five to ten problems a night. Not only will this stop your child from feeling overwhelmed, but it will make them concentrate more on the task at hand.
When those crazy weeks come up and it seems like the work is never-ending, plan breaks. Having a designated time to relax and take a breather can help increase the quality and productivity of the work that follows. Kids (and adults!) benefit from taking time to recharge. Writer’s block is, unfortunately, real, and there’s no point in reading the same paragraph over and over. Take 15 minutes to get up, go on a walk, and get moving. Working in physical activity will stimulate the brain, and get your child ready to get back to work.
With the right study space and plan, your child will be ready to conquer the second half of the school year. Lake Forrest Prep, a private school in Orlando, will work with your child to help prepare them for their homework. To learn more, give us a call at (407) 331-5144.