Revised July 2009 by Kathleen Olson, Extension Educator - Family Relations
Parents are the most important teachers children will ever have. As a parent, it is important for you to support your children’s education both at school and at home. The world is full of opportunities that reinforce and expand what your child discovered in school. The trick is capitalizing on them. Here are some things parents can do to support their child’s learning:
Apply homework lessons at home. For example, if your child is studying maps, make a map of your neighborhood. Sometimes this involves an outing. For example:
What you do is sometimes less important than how you do it. For example, watching a sitcom together could be as educational as visiting a museum. Have fun, talk about what you've done, share opinions.
Revised by Kathleen Olson, 2009.
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