Parent Information How to Help Your Child Be a Successful Writer * Provide a good place for your child to write (desk, table,...). * Provide your child with plenty of paper, pencils, and crayons. * Encourage your child to keep a journal. * Have your child write letters and thank-you cards to family members. * Have your child study his/her spelling words every night.
How to Help Your Child be a Great Speller * Have your child study his/her spelling words every night. * Search for spelling words in books, newspapers, and magazines. * Play word games (ex. Scrabble, word searches,...). * Write spelling words using different utensils (pencils, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and paint). * Use magnetic letters to write spelling words on the refrigerator. * Use the following study method: Look at it. Say it. Write it. Check it.
How to Help Your Child Succeed in Math * Play math games with your child. * Practice basic addition and subtraction problems at home. * Practice counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. * Let your child count money when they are buying something at the store. * Let your child measure ingredients while you are cooking. * Practice two-digit addition and subtraction problems.
How to Help Your Child Succeed in Social Studies, Health, and Science * Talk about events going on in the community and neighborhood. * Talk about your family history. * Discuss personal health with your child (washing hands, germs, and brushing teeth). * Discuss the importance of getting enough sleep, being active, and eating healthy. * Provide your child with nonfiction science books to read.
How to Help Your Child with Homework * Set a regular homework time for your child to do his/her homework. Be consistent. * Provide a quiet place for your child to study. * Check homework assignments at the end of the night. * Help your child with his/her homework if needed, but don't do the homework for them.