Working with your child on schoolwork at home sounds great in theory...but with everyone's busy schedules, that can be tricky to do! Here are some easy ways for your child to work independently at home:
1. Young children love to mimic what they see their parents do. Set up a "desk" for them (if you have a desk or office, put theirs near yours so they get the feeling that their work is important). When they are at their desk, remind them you won't be bothering them because you know they are doing important work.
2. Allow your child to use special "tools" when working at his desk. Pens, notebooks, skinny markers-things he might not typically be permitted to use but because he is doing his "work," he can.