We all remember homework and how little fun it was at times, so anything we can do to make school and homework time a little bit more exciting for our kids, the better.
Getting them into a routine is a good idea in terms of homework as it becomes part of your child’s daily regime and will not seem like such a chore. If a child knows that they sit down and do their homework straight after school and then it is their own time after that, it becomes a natural way of life to them.
Making school books and subject folders more bespoke and fun also helps to make homework a little more enjoyable. Whether it is wrapping folders in posters or paper, or using custom stickers to brighten up the work books, anything that is more appealing to look at will always be a bonus.
Custom stickers are great because they can also be swapped amongst friends so they can be taken to school and shared amongst peers. At Brainwaves our range of custom stickers are perfect for using at school as they are bright and bold and can be a talking point amongst friends.
Stickers can also be used as a kind of reward when a certain piece of homework has been completed. They act as an incentive and encourage children to finish their homework and aspire to do better as they know they will get stickers when they have done well.
Incorporating learning into everyday life is also a positive step to making homework fun. The theory behind this is that your child will not actually realise they are learning. If they are learning French, have a French breakfast, if learning Geography, go on a day trip. Homework can be fun and easy to learn and you never know; the adults may enjoy it too.