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Five Ways to Make Homework Fun for Kids
Five Ways to Make Homework Fun for Kids

When you say the word “homework” you can literally hear parents sigh and roll their eyes. Homework has always been a touchy subject even from way back. It was practically one of the things I particularly dreaded and of course doing anything possible to avoid. It’s still the same today when you tell your kids “Do your homework’‘, the whining, procrastinating, and even tantrums that often ensue are a pointer to the fact that homework is not fun. But does it have to be this way? No, it doesn’t. Perhaps if it were made fun (while still educational of course) there wouldn’t be much fuss!  Here are five suggestions to make homework fun your kids

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Five Questions You Should Ask Your Child After School
Five Questions You Should Ask Your Child After School

Asking the kids questions and trying to engage them everyday after school is a great way to reconnect after a long day apart and this is not as easy you are reading it right now.  Many parents get tired of hearing the word ‘’Fine“, ‘’Nothing’’ and other single syllable responses that may not really elicit further questions.

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Back to School: How to Help Your Child Succeed
Back to School: How to Help Your Child Succeed

The Easter Holiday is over, and its back to school next week. Have you started reminding your kids that school resumes on Monday? How was the look on their faces?  Or You haven’t yet? We need to start helping them with a Mind-shift from 100% play especially as we enter the last term of the academic year.

FACT: Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives

So, have you gone through last term’s report card? What areas did your child do well in? What areas does he/she need help with? What are your expectations of your child in this term? What should you be saying to his teacher at the start of the term? Having realistically high expectations for your kids is essential to successful parenting. Often, children rise to the expectations set for them.

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different matter.  One of the habit of parents of successful children is active involvement in their academics which includes an active relationship with your child’s teacher and attending parent-teacher conferences (just to name a few).

What kind of things should you discuss?

Here are few questions you should ask your child’s teacher to spark up some productive discussions that can help your child this school term.

  1. What is my child expected to learn this year?
  2. What are your expectations of my child?
  3. What is my child’s strongest and weakest subjects?
  4. Does my child hand homework in on time?
  5. Is my child participating in class discussions and activities?
  6. How are my child’s social skills?
  7. Does my child seem happy at school?
  8. Have you noticed any unusual behaviours?
  9. Do you think my child is reaching his/her potential?
  10. What can I do at home to help support his/her academic progress?

Teachers can provide a lot of useful tips and resources to help your child exceed. And of course, to make learning fun for them, don’t forget to download the 9ijakids app for fun games they can use to learn and revise. 9ijakids is now available on App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.

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7 facts Every Parent Must Know About Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams
7 facts Every Parent Must Know About Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams

When I say we are in exam season, it’s not a joke. My son keeps going on about how Year 6 is not an easy class (because he wants to be exempted from household chores). I’m like are you the first person? Lol.

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