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How to support your child’s learning at home:

  • Set up a daily family routine
  • Provide a consistent place and time for homework
  • Check on assignments, projects and homework
  • Talk to your child each day about his/her activities
  • Encourage your child by reading yourself and to him/her
  • Limit and monitor gaming, television, social media and computer time
  • Express high standards for your child’s learning
  • Encourage your child to be responsible and independent

How to help your child succeed in school:

  • Meet your child’s teacher
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences
  • Get to know your child’s friends and family
  • Track your child’s progress
  • Make sure that your child completes homework
  • Find homework help if needed
  • Help your child to prepare for tests
  • Ask your child questions about their learning and experiences at school
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards learning

How do I support my child that struggles to write neatly?

  • Provide activities to strengthen their hand muscles
  • Focus on fine motor activities to increase control of their hands and fingers
  • Support your child in holding a pencil/ crayon correctly
  • Use tracing and coloring activities to support their precision in writing

How can I build my child’s vocabulary at home?

  • Increase the use of the language that you want your child to improve
  • Name familiar objects and let them repeat it on a regular basis
  • Make an effort to describe environments
  • Play games like “I spy with my little eye…”
  • Use pictures in storybooks as opportunities to discuss what they see
  • Ask your child a lot of questions about the environment, experiences and feelings

My child does not want to study at home, what can I do?

Use games, fun activities and just about any opportunity to support talking, reading and counting. Children learn best with experience and fun, ‘unnoticed’ learning

My child doesn’t have confidence in him/herself. How can I change that?

  • Focus on what your child can do than what he/she can’t do
  • Use positive reinforcement like a reward system to encourage learning 
  • Use the interests of your child to create learning opportunities
  • Talk about feelings and emotions to your child and focus on the positive ones
  • Encourage social interaction with other children
  • Support your child in improving the areas that make them less confident
  • Be patient, children need time and experiences to find themselves and adapt

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