These Tips for Helping Your Child Focus While Doing Homework is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Florida KidCare. However, the opinions and text are all mine and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Florida KidCare.
After a summer of fun, getting the kids back into the swing of things for school takes time. With all the possible distractions, getting your child to focus at school and while doing homework can be a challenge…especially when they are sick. That is why their health is so important. After all, a healthy kid is a more focused kid.
While you can’t control the kids coming into contact with germs and sick children while at school, you can get them to the doctor for regular check-ups and to the dentist for routine dental care. If you don’t have health and dental insurance for the kiddos, they aren’t the only ones. There are 283,000 children in Florida who are currently without health and dental insurance when 172,000 of them are eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Florida KidCare. *With year round open enrollment, it’s never too late to apply for Florida Kid Care.
In addition to making sure that the kiddos have health and dental insurance so that they can get their necessary check ups and routine dental care, here are some more tips to help your child focus while doing homework.
- Let your child run, walk, dance or jump around for a little bit before sitting down to do their homework. Not only does it get the blood flowing but I think it also allows them to release some of that energy they have pent up from being at school all day.
- Let them have a snack, a drink and have them to go to the bathroom before they begin so that they aren’t asking for food, drinks or to go to the bathroom while doing homework.
- Avoid any possible distractions like having the TV on, or them being near a computer that is turned on or access to a cell phone.
- Sit down with your child and make sure they understand what is required for each homework assignment and come up with a plan of action for completing them.
- Have them do one assignment/task at a time.
- Break down big assignments into smaller ones with a clear goal for each one. If your child feels like they can do the task they are less likely to become distracted.
- Depending on how much time is being spent on doing homework, consider giving them a short break so that they can stand up, get something to drink or simply relax. Avoid letting them start another task or play during this break.
Ready to try these tips? It all starts with having a healthy child. So, if you haven’t done so yet, click on this link and apply for health and dental insurance for your child(ren). After all, it is better to take preventive measures when it comes to your child’s health. Plus, applying is easy to do and there is no application fee.
Florida KidCare provides health, dental, vision and other important preventive services to ensure your child is ready to take on the school year. For more information or to apply for health and dental insurance for your child(ren), simply click here and you’ll be taken directly to the Florida KidCare website. You can also check out the 10 Things You Should Know About Florida KidCare I posted on the blog.