Help your child make a list of reminders to help avoid common mistakes. These could be reminders about spelling errors, like “I before E except after C.” Or notes like, “Remember to write my name at the top of worksheets.” Then have your child put the list in an easy-to-see spot.
4. Think out loud.
Thinking out loud (or self-talk) keeps kids aware of what they’re doing. Get your child into the habit of saying questions like “What do I need to do next?” or “Have I done a math problem like this before?”
5. Make a checklist of where things go.
Include details like “Put homework in homework folder,” “Put folder in backpack,” and “Put backpack by door.”
6. Reward your child for a job well done.
Let your child earn points each time homework is finished before dinner. Saved-up points can equal a special treat or having a friend sleep over.