Helping your children love to learn
Learning includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. When parents and schools work together, children gain skills they will enjoy for a lifetime.
- Read aloud with your family as often as possible.
- Take time every day to listen and talk with your family about daily events.
- Be a good role model by writing and reading at home.
- Make writing tools available-paper, pencil, markers and books.
- Encourage your child to write in a personal journal.
- Visit the school and public library; get a library card for each member of your family.
- Start a personal library of books that your child may keep at home.
- Let children select books based on interest rather than ability.
- Share written messages or letters with each other.
- Read the newspaper and share local, state and national events.
- Parents play the most important role in helping their child develop a lifelong interest in learning.
- Visit your child’s school and talk with his/her classroom teacher and school librarian for more suggestions about learning activities at home.
- Bookstores and public or school libraries offer a rich selection of resources for all children.
- Learning is a family affair.