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Why I get excited about homework !

on October 15, 2014

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Here’s why I get excited about homework!

As a parent, you have your moments that you really treasure above many of the other moments.

Aside from starting school, one of mine was our little bear bringing books home in her book bag to read.  You might call it ‘homework’!

I absolutely love reading to our bear, although it’s getting so close to the day that I read with our bear!  And won’t that be a moment to treasure!

When I delved into her book bag a couple of weeks ago, I was ‘oh my god!!’ excited to see a ‘Reading Record’ book with her name and class on the front.

And then a Biff, Chip and Kipper book.  We’ve had a few now and I can see that they’re very clever in the way they build up sentence structure, they make the child (and parent) think about the book and they’re enjoyable too!

Time is most definitely of the essence in the week and we’re very aware of giving our bear some down time at home before and after school.  But I’m really happy that we’ve still managed to read (and enjoy!) the books.

And I honestly think that our bear is getting something out of the books and taking it in.  To know that we’re helping in our bear’s literacy journey gives me such a warm, fuzzy glow 🙂


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17 responses to “Why I get excited about homework !

  1. Helen says:

    I agree, I love doing their homework with them! Its a magical time when you get one on one time with them to encourage them to learn.

  2. I know just what you mean. Boo loves bringing her reading work home each week. She has a tricky word book, a phonics nook and a textless book, and she loves all of them, especially the phonics book as she can read the entire book herself- she likes that! x

  3. Jenny says:

    hahah I was just saying as we were looking around school for Buba this week that I can’t wait to sit and read and do homework with him. I loved homework growing up I know one of the few call me the names. So I can’t wait to help my kids go through it as well. I just hope they love it as much as me. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  4. My eldest has just started school too, I love sitting and listening to her read, she has just moved up a book level and today her book had words like ‘quick’ and ‘chicken’, I was so proud as she sounded them out and worked out the words. Long may it continue #sharewithme

  5. Michelle Twin Mum says:

    Aha so you have a little one, I did wonder when I read the title of this post. My girls have just gone up into KS2 and the homework has really upped and I am anything but loving it at the moment, every day is just too much for my 7 year olds. Mich x #PoCoLo

    • Yeah to be fair, I can see how it would be too much every day. We’ve had 2 books a week so far but as they’re a step up from picture books, our little bear is quite happy to read them over tea/breakfast… Any more than that and I’m really not sure how it would fit in around work, food and oh yeah, sleep!!

  6. afamilydayout says:

    Those were the days, I’d forgotten all about Biff and Chip! My daughter has just started secondary school, homework is a very different affair now…. #pocolo

  7. We really enjoy helping Grace with her homework here. She started off with Biff Chip and Kipper too but is on to chapter books now and I still love to see how she is learning. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

    • Biff and gang really are so clever. The way they gradually build up the sentences etc. So very clever! Personally, it’s these books that make me glad she’s going to school and isn’t being home-schooled because I’m certain she wouldn’t get as much out of it at home. And then there’s the social side…

  8. londonlatte says:

    So sweet! And so true. Reading with our little ones is a wonderful activity and it’s so much fun to see what they are interested in when they choose books for themselves. Thanks for sharing! #pocolo

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