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 Homework encourages your child to use time wisely It teaches your child to work independently Homework teaches your child to take responsibility for his or her work It allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class It helps your child to get ready for the next day’s class Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer Web sites to find information 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 Howework helps parents learn more about what your child is learning in school It allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning It encourages parents to spark your child’s enthusiasm