We believe that home learning is important if it is relevant to the learning that is taking place in school. It may either reinforce learning that is taking place in school or alternatively prepare children for future learning. So why is home learning important?
- It improves your child's thinking and memory.
- It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life.
- It encourages your child to use time wisely and teaches your child to work independently.
- It encourages your child to take responsibility for his or her own learning and allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class or to get ready for future learning.
- Home learning helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer Web sites to find information and it encourages your child to explores subjects more fully than classroom time permits.
- It allows your child to extend learning by applying skills to new situations.
- It helps your child integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task, such as book reports or science projects.
- Home learning helps parents learn more about what your child is learning in school and it allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning.