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Homework habits help grades, survey finds

Did you know that in the time it takes to prepare a meal for your family or enjoy your favourite re-run of <em>Grey’s Anatomy</em>, you can positively impact your child’s academic performance?

Did you know that in the time it takes to prepare a meal for your family or enjoy your favourite re-run of Grey’s Anatomy, you can positively impact your child’s academic performance?


According to findings from a survey on education conducted by Ipsos-Reid, children who are performing at an above average level in school are spending 12 minutes more per night on homework than their struggling counterparts. In short, the children who spend those extra minutes studying are reaping the benefits of a richer educational experience that translates to success in the classroom.


“So how do I add 12 minutes to my child’s homework routine?”


Use that time to discuss the assignment with your child once it is completed. This is a wonderful way to reinforce the concepts just studied, gauge your child’s understanding of what he or she has learned, determine what support he or she may require, and emphasize the importance of continued, consistent study. This advice is courtesy of Kumon Math and Reading Centres, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program (kumon.ca).

 
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