Nannies and Au Pairs as Homework Helpers
Evening Before School: The daily school routine should begin the evening before children go to school. In the evening nannies and children should gather all school supplies and completed homework needed for the next day. Backpacks should be packed, school lunches and snacks should be made and stored in the refrigerator, and clothing should be picked out for the next day of school. Having these tasks completed before going to bed helps the children get ready for school in the morning.
In the morning nannies should provide children with a healthy breakfast. Once dressed and fed nannies and students should check one last time to ensure that children have their lunches and snacks in their backpacks and that they have all schoolwork and materials needed for that day in school.
After school nannies need to help children develop a daily routine. Start the homework routine by taking a few minutes to talk about the children's day or chat over a snack. Remember, children have been in school for six or more hours before sitting down to do homework. A moment to decompress, collect thoughts, and relax the body and mind will result in a more successful study time. It is best to have children complete their homework before going to other activities or playdates. Extra curricular activities may require children to complete homework after activities or dinner.
Do you have any tips on getting kids on a good school routine?