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  • A lot of parents ask,
     "What can I do with my child at home to help them be more successful in school?" 
     Here are some simple ideas that make a huge difference when they are done with regularity:
     
    Reading
    Reading
    • Have your child read for 20 minutes each night.  To make it more fun, mix this time up with silent reading, reading out loud to a family member, and having someone read to them.
    • When you are able to read together, ask your child questions about the text.  Also, stop occasionally and ask your child to predict what will happen next, what the character will say, or what the character will do. 
    • When you are not able to read together, ask your child to summarize or retell what they read.  Being able to articulate what they read is an important skills that requires practice.
    • Pick out vocabulary words that may be challenging for your child and talk about what they mean.

     

    Math

    Math

    • Practice math facts several times each week.  It is always fun to practice in different ways so try flashcards, games, websites, and writing the facts down while saying the fact aloud.  You may find that certain strategies work better for your child than others and that is normal.
    • Point out how math is used in everyday life and involve your child in the process.  For example, compare prices at the grocery store, discuss fractions and measurement when cooking, discuss temperature with the weather and cooking, talk about measurement and distance when driving places, and challenge your child to look for shapes and geometric features (parallel lines, right angles, symmetry, etc.)  in the real world.