Tips for Grades K-3
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Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed
  • Read to your child.
  • Have your child read to you.
  • Talk, sing, and play with your child.
  • Have your child write in a "journal.
  • Add new and interesting books to your home library.
  • Include your child in family "storytelling times.
  • Ask your child to read recipe directions to prepare a meal and help him or her measure the ingredients for that recipe.
  • Take your child grocery shopping, and have him or her "estimate the cost of purchases.
  • Use flashcards to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts at home.
  • Encourage your child to read biographies.
  • Ask your child to think about life without electricity, and discuss his/her responses.
  • Discuss with your child that the family is like a team whose members share and work together for everyone's good.
  • Discuss different kinds of jobs and careers in the community.
  • Share with your child interesting newspaper and magazine articles.
  • Show your child, on a map, places the family has visited or will visit.
  • Have clay, crayons, paint, paintbrushes, blocks, puzzles, and paper available at home for your child.
  • Visit, as a family, museums, zoos, and art exhibits throughout the city. Discuss with your child what he/she sees when viewing the animals or exhibits.
  • Listen to music together.
  • Walk, hike, or bike together, to the library or to other places of interest.
  • Encourage your child to join an organized activity (baseball, cheerleading, basketball, etc.).
  • Check with your local park district or other community resources for after-school activities.
  • Help your child identify and set fitness goals.
  • Teach your child the difference between foods that are healthy for him/her and those that are not.

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