I read a great homework tip for you and your kids the other day in the Queens Parent paper..
Transform homework time into a game show.
Liven up your child’s studying by performing your own version of a popular television game show such as “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” with your child as the contestant. Using your child’s homework materials, create 15 questions, with the first holding a value of $1,000 and the final worht $1,000,000. The contestant gets 3 lifelines to use when stumped: “Poll the Family,” “Fifty/Fifty,” and “Phone-a-Friend.” The author encourages using fake money with this game.
Pretty cool, huh?