My son started school this year (aged 4-5). I can’t believe how much homework he gets already!
He has a reading book 3 times a week and some phonics homework every week. Then last week, he came home with the school teddy bear! We had to take photos and write about the teddy’s day with us. Now, is that homework for the children or the parents?! My son couldn’t take the photos, or print them off, or even write about it in the book. So who had to do all this? Yes, me, mummy!
Don’t get me wrong, I know he has to practice reading at home etc, but I did think the bear journal was a little excessive, seeing as he can hardly write yet! However, BB was so excited to bring the bear home, it was lovely to see him excited about some homework.
I know children have to do homework, I know children need to practice reading and I really do want to help BB with this, but is it necessary at such a young age to have as much as this (though, I am sure some of you will tell me your children have more than this)? I suppose it sets them up for the idea that they will always get homework from school and they just need to get used to it.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Do children get too much homework, or do you think they should get more?