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02/28/2019
If your children will be helping with your upcoming spring cleaning, this article can help you to make each task an educational one.

Come spring, there are two types of people who think about two very different things. Parents will think about the yearly cleaning of their home and property and students will think about spending time on the couch playing video games and double-tapping everything on their phone screen.

An Educational Spring Cleaning

If you will be surprising your children this spring by letting them know that they will be helping with the yearly chore, below is a great post from The Tutoring Center, Arlington about how you can include important lessons in the tasks.

Starting at the Start

In most cases, the first time that your children will see your chore list is when you are delegating tasks. However, by this time, you have missed out on teaching your children a valuable lesson about time management. Next time, include them at the start and make it a lesson:
  • Show them how you prepare your list and what you use to ensure you don’t forget any items.
  • When you are prioritizing the items, teach them the thought behind your decisions.
  • As you are calculating the time required for each task, vocalize your thoughts so they can listen to you include items such as preparation and resources, etc.
  • Once you are ready to put your list together in a way which makes the most of the cleaning time available, invite them to help you rearrange items and delegate tasks.
Not only is the above a great hands-on lesson on time-management, but it also provides children with a general framework which they can apply when they are facing a busy study-load.

Younger Children and Spaces

If your children are younger and struggle with more basic items like calculation and spatial-awareness, the act of moving furniture provides a great lesson. Instead of simply sliding out the couch and other large furniture items while you clean and then sliding them back in, have your children take the measurements of items in each room and then calculate where they can fit in the room while it is being cleaned. When you are doing this, if you notice that your student makes a small mistake and an item like the couch isn’t going to fit where they believe it will, move it anyway. Allowing your student to visualize where they went wrong can be a powerful way to improve their next attempt. If your child is struggling to raise their grades from a C to an A or their first report card recommended additional learning, tutoring near Arlington can help. If you are new to one-to-one tutoring, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Arlington by calling (817)-969-5100. During your first visit, a trained tutor can answer any questions you have about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring near Arlington.

Measurements for Older Students

If you are looking for a lesson in the middle for students struggling with measurements and calculations, consider using a reward system. Start by asking for three rewards which your children would like. This can include not having to take out the trash for one week, choosing a dessert for a set number of nights, or even a few rides to and from the mall. Once you have these, assign each of them with a space to be cleaned. For example, if one of the rewards was three rides to and from the mall, then you could consider that if your student cleaned 20 square feet of space, they would achieve this. The details are for you to decide, however, this is a guide to consider. While it may not seem like much of a lesson, include spaces such as the wall, the ceiling, inside closets, and anywhere your child cleans and is able to correctly measure the space. Calculating small spaces isn’t always an easy task and can provide a great lesson for students with a reward they can work towards.

Tutoring Near Arlington TX Can Help Students at All Learning Levels

Of course, this isn’t a complete list, however, do consider the items above and look for additional ways to use each task as a platform to teach a lesson. If your child needs a little more help with a particular lesson at school or they need help improving their grades in an entire subject, one-to-one tutoring near Arlington TX can help. Book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Arlington by calling (817)-969-5100 and find out how tutoring near Arlington TX can work for your student.

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