How Can You Help Your Child At Home?
- Encourage reading for pleasure. If your child is a reluctant reader, find something that interests him/her, i.e. magazines, or comic books. Visit your local library!
- Promote reading and writing for functional purposes. Have your children write thank you notes and invitations, help read recipes and directions.
- Encourage the use of money. If you are a store and your child wants a pack of gum, give them a handful of change to count out and pay for it.
- Work with your child on their math facts. They will know them better if you play games with them. Any dice or card game helps with math, especially Yahtzee and rummy. I also strongly encourage you to have them use flashcards to practice their facts.
- Encourage responsible behavior. Have your child find a special area in the house where they will sit away from the television and do their homework. Have them put it in their backpack when they are finished. Give them chores around the house. They need to learn how to show responsibility.
- Let the teacher know if you feel that something is getting in the way of your child's success in school: peer issues, family issues, medical issues. We can't help if we don't know.