KMTV reporter Lindsey Theis talked to doctors and teachers about why they say an afternoon homework strategy is so important. Watch the find above to find out what they said.
Here are some more tips we found for school and homework help from the U.S. Department of Education:
-Have your child read aloud to you every night.
-Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for your child to do his nightly reading assignments.
-Encourage your child to use a daily math assignment book.
-Check with your child daily about his homework.
-If your child is experiencing problems in math, contact the teacher.
What teachers tell parents about homework:
-Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework;
-Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.
-Make sure the materials your child needs--such as paper, pencils and a dictionary-- are available.
-Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects and get them in advance;
-Help your child with time management;
-Establish a set time each day for doing homework--not just before bedtime. Use time on the weekends for big projects.
-Be positive about homework;
-Tell your child how important homework is to school performance;