WHEN is best time to do homework with 6 year old?
October 19, 2010 2:45 PM Subscribe
WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework?
posted by lynnie-the-pooh to Education (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Do you have advice on the best way to distribute homework after school? My daughter is 6 and in first grade.
Every night she has a different book to read from school. They want her to read about 20 to 25 minutes each night. She reads the words to me and then tells me what she comprehended. We have been doing this right after school (after snack).
I don't want her to be too tired (if we were to do it later at night like at 7), but at the same time, it doesn't seem fair to have her start in with school work right after school.
Right now I'm having her do the reading right after school, and then at 7 we do 20 minutes of piano and then the math homework (10 minutes). Do you have a better method of when we should be doing all this? Another words, should I let her have fun and run around outside after school to get all her energy out, and then do homework later, or should I just keep the momentum of school going and have her do most of the homework right away?
Thanks for your time. :)