- Make a learning tape together with your child. Let her explain the new topic into the tape recorder.
- Discuss the lesson together.
- Encourage your child to compose and record a song, a poem or a radio play about the topic (e.g., World War II, global warming, flower pollination, Mexico).
If your child is visual - they like to read and look at images - try one of the following homework hints:
- Create a mind-map, illustration, cartoon, poster, slide show, costume, historical time line, illustrated report.
- Watch a DVD about the topic (“The King and I” about Thailand, “Little Einsteins”).
- Make use of question-answer jig-saw puzzles), electro- boards (a bulb lights up for every correct answer), flip chutes, etc.
- Encourage your child to make their own memory aids: sculptures of molecules or board games depicting new topics.
If your child is kinesthetic - they learn best through physical experiences - try one of the following homework hints:
- Bake a cake together to teach conversion from grams to kilograms.
- Pantomime or act out a history lesson.
- Play a board game to discover new facts.
- Take a field trip to the zoo, a court house, a factory.
- Put on a puppet show together.