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    Your child is learning many new & exciting things!  Here's what you can do to help...
              Spend time EACH DAY talking/sharing about what your child did.  Talk about what they learned at school.  Share all those "goodies" from their bookbag.   It is so important for you to be aware of what your child is learning and for your child to talk about and share what they are learning and doing.
              Discuss what is "easy" with your child and what is "difficult".  This will help not only you and your child to focus in on problem areas or areas of proficiency, but can also be beneficial to the teacher, if he/she is made aware.  Working together (child, parent, and teacher) is so important.
              READ!  READ!!  READ!!  All children, even those who are reading, benefit and enjoy being read to at times.  Reading with and to your child expands vocabulary and helps to foster a love of reading.
             Establish an area as "School Items".  Use this place to keep all the items your child needs for school.   Pack up each night, this will eliminate confusion and rushing around in the morning, allowing more time for eating a healthy breakfast and those last minute hugs before leaving for school.
              Use public resources.  Get a public library card(they offer so much more than books!)  Meet authors at local bookstores, read the newspaper and see what's going on in your community.
             Let your child be responsible.  Often times in trying to help our children, we don't allow them to "do for themselves".  Have them try homework and other activities by themselves and wait to be asked for help.  Don't be so quick to "rescue" and watch how they blossom into responsible,independent people.
              *****Always let your child know how proud you are of them.  Those words can mean so much!!!
Last Modified on August 18, 2019