Of course the first thing that you can do is provide them with the necessary materials they need. Get them a good Spanish/English dictionary and a set of flashcards. Let them study these as long as they can and then teach them how to translate the words from Spanish into English using both visual directions (words on the cards and pictures on the words) and auditory directions (say, by making a sound).
Once you have provided these materials, you should also begin teaching your kids how to communicate effectively in Spanish. This will require some additional effort on your part, but the end result will be well worth the effort. When they are having fun doing their homework in Spanish, you will also find yourself getting much more accomplished as well.
For example, let’s say that you get up in the morning and decide that you are going to start reading. Of course you know that you want to get started reading in Spanish, but you don’t really know how to get started. So what do you do? Do you go ahead and open your laptop and get on the internet and try to find some free Spanish websites to read? If so, then you are missing one very important component: You need to get yourself an excellent Spanish course CD or DVD.
What’s the difference? You see, the courses that teach you vocabulary and verbal skills and then go on to give you sentences and constructions are much better than those that just tell you what to say. You have to actually see the words being spoken and learn to respond to them. The best courses will also help you with the intricacies of grammar. Again, you need to see how to put together a sentence using all of your Spanish grammar rules. Without that, you will never learn how to correctly express yourself in the language.
So, what kind of materials should you get for your Spanish homework? Well, you first have to realize that you will have to spend a lot of time with this. For example, if you spend an hour a day learning the Spanish language, then expect to spend at least another half an hour putting it all together. That’s why you want something comprehensive. That is the reason that any decent Spanish course needs to include a full set of lessons, written and audio, which include verb exercises, verb examples, and even games to practice your new skills.
Another big thing that you need to make sure that you are getting is a Spanish tutor. Tutor can really help you out and make things easier for you. There are a lot of scams out there, so be careful.
Last but not least, your Spanish homework should come with a full guide on how to use the new language. This includes proper sentence structure, when to use individual parts of speech, and how to form sentences according to the context it is in. Most people learn better this way, and you will find that you do not have to look so hard to use it. Remember that anyone can learn how to speak the Spanish language. All you need is the motivation and the right tools.