Homework. Most kids can’t stand the term. It means school cutting into their play time. The concept is difficult for some to comprehend. Parents don’t have to work outside their nine to five hours, so why do kids have to do homework outside of school hours? It wasn’t always like that, but the truth is that homework does come with benefits for children.
Homework teaches responsibility. When a child receives homework they know that they have to get it done. It is their responsibility, the one thing that they have to keep on top of in order to meet parents and teacher expectation. Completing homework and getting it in on time teachers the importance of responsibility which children can take with them later into their adult life. Being responsible will help them later on in life.
Receiving homework provides children with the opportunity to revise what they have learnt at school and also pick up new tidbits of information that will be useful in the future. Revision is important for all subjects because it’s almost impossible to pick up all the information taught at school and retain it. Homework helps to do that and benefits children a great deal. Revision and retention will make them remember what they have learnt when they go out in the workforce.
Time management is also an important skill for both children and adults to have. Going to school for six or seven hours a day and than trying to fit in homework, play time, dinner time and relaxation involves knowing how to manage your time well. Homework helps to do that. It teaches children how to be able to allocate enough time for play time and responsibility. Life isn’t just about fun and games, and while children should enjoy themselves and act like kids for as long as they can, responsibility is also a critical trait that should be taught early on. Homework helps to do that.
These are just some of the ways homework benefits children. Responsibility and time management are very important in life. Having these two traits ingrained will make work and life a lot easier later on. Revision also helps to retain information so that when children grow up and want to further their education, prepare for presentations or learn languages, they will know that revision is key to retaining all the information they have learnt. And it’s all thanks to homework.