I worked at a preschool program where parents demanded their kids get homework and I’m workin harder than an ugly stripper shirt. I couldn’t bring myself to require it, so I made it optional and “stressed” that by no means should they force their kids to do homework. Sure enough, many parents still did. You run the risk of making your child hate anything academic or even school-related. Just what a four-year-old needs to start their schooling off. On top of that they won’t learn anything meaningful from it other than homework sucks. So, your child will learn to concentrate much better when he is doing something he actually enjoys and is interested in it, like playing something he chooses. You might be saying, “well he doesn’t concentrate much on his worksheets or another homework assignment (worksheets are an extreme example of what not to give to a 4-year-old).”
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Think about how long he concentrates on his favorite toy when he plays with I’m workin harder than an ugly stripper shirt. He could build blocks or do another favorite activity and support him doing it for longer and longer times. I guarantee that will help his concentration much more than making him do homework assignment he doesn’t want to do. Do your homework, you get to eat and socialize and watch TV with the rest of us. Don’t and you stay in your room or at the dining room table with your homework until bedtime. Good grades are rewarded with special desserts and treats, bad grades are rewarded with the removal of favored activities, such as Nintendo or going to friends’ houses. Should work, right? This might also mean, that the teacher calls you for a discussion or in the next PTM, complain about it.