Even at a young age, children are being set homework to do outside of lesson times. For kindergarten children it can be particularly important to develop the motivation required to complete the work on time and to a high standard. If young people can develop the right techniques and mindset at a young age then it can be beneficial throughout the rest of their education. In fact, developing good organisational skills cannot only be beneficial during the educational stage of someone’s life, but can also be used throughout the rest of their life, such as during their career.
A good way of getting the motivation to do the work is to set a regular time each day to complete homework. It can be a good idea for parents to set this particular time for children of a kindergarten age, as well as ensuring that it is followed.
By setting a regular time for when the work should be done, children can benefit from the regularity the routines provide. It means that they know when the work should be completed, and that they are unable to do any other activities, such as watching TV, during this time.
A good technique that can be used by people of all ages is to provide various incentives for once the work is done. For example, for child kindergarten of age, it can be a good idea if their parents allow them to watch a certain amount of TV or to play their favourite computer games once the work is complete. Alternatively, the reward could be some item of food or drink, such as chocolate or soda; however, due to the unhealthy nature of sugary food and drinks, it can be more recommendable to provide a healthier alternative as an incentive.
At a young age, children’s minds are easily distracted; therefore, it is a good idea to ensure that the television or any other electronic gadgets are switched off whilst doing the homework. Furthermore, rather than trying to do homework whilst lying on a bed, sitting on the sofa, or even on the floor, it is recommendable to provide an adequate desk and chair. As with setting a routine and time to do the work, creating the right environment can help to put the child in the right mindset to get the work completed.