Some of the best sources of support for our children are from people just like us! This is a list of tips for parents from parents on helping our children do their best work at school.
● Check your child's book bag daily.
Use your skills
● Talk with your child all the time. The more words your child understands, the easier it can be for your child to learn to read.
● Describe everyday events as they happen. "Look at the red truck." "See the big building." "I put on my left shoe first." These descriptions build your child's vocabulary.
Use local resources
● Go to the libraries.
● Use neighborhood and church literacy programs.
● Start your own homework support group.
● Children thrive when they feel that someone cares and is watching.
● A good night's sleep begins with a "wind down" time. A good night's sleep can produce a calmer child
in the morning and help your child stay focused in school.
● A well-nourished child can focus on tasks instead of hunger. Many snack foods have ingredients that cause drowsiness. A sleepy child is not a happy child and is not open to learning.
● Give your child some control. Allowing your child to make some decisions can reduce their frustration.
Tips for Success
P.O. Box 2123
Columbus, Georgia 31902