By: Ashley Source
1. Set up a mobile supply station
Put basics on a wheeled cart and kids can work wherever they’re most comfortable while keeping all their tools in easy reach. When study hour is over, store the cart in an out-of-the-way spot.
2. Time it right
A kitchen timer works as a brilliant motivational tool. Let kids do homework in 20-minute blocks, with 5-minute breaks for snacks, dance-offs, or running around the yard.
3. Provide a paper collection bin.
All those graded worksheets and old handouts can quickly overwhelm a household. Toss it all in a roomy bin, then sort through it at the end of each month and recycle what’s not needed.