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Supporting Your Child’s Education

Supporting Your Child’s Education

Rec­og­nize and encour­age your child’s inter­ests and tal­ents, have con­ver­sa­tions with her, be involved in her home­work, stay in touch with school staff and teach­ers, and have high expec­ta­tions for your child’s aca­d­e­mic success.

Making Your Child’s School Experience Positive

Making Your Child’s School Experience Positive

Help your child muster a pos­i­tive atti­tude about school, home­work and teach­ers. Show con­cern and be con­sid­er­ate in prob­lem sit­u­a­tions. Look for solu­tions, be sen­si­tive, but encour­ag­ing about her progress.

Children Need Books

Children Need Books

Give your child flap books, books with pho­tographs, count­ing books and story books. She’ll inter­act with books nat­u­rally when she starts rec­og­niz­ing pic­tures and words, and enjoy inter­act­ing phys­i­cally with books and the power of stories.

Fostering an Environment That Values Curiosity and Investigation

Fostering an Environment That Values Curiosity and Investigation

Set the stage for inves­ti­ga­tion, explo­ration and dis­cus­sion, con­vey a mes­sage of dis­cov­ery, and choose rewards wisely to fos­ter an envi­ron­ment that val­ues curios­ity and investigation.

Seven Ways to Nurture the Spirit of Inquiry

Seven Ways to Nurture the Spirit of Inquiry

Give your child oppor­tu­ni­ties for open-ended explo­ration and inves­ti­ga­tion, use com­puter games, encour­age her to start a col­lec­tion, use a broader selec­tion of fam­ily out­ings, use oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn from the course of daily life, nur­ture your child’s curios­ity by respond­ing to her ques­tions and par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­nity learn­ing activ­i­ties to to nur­ture the spirit of inquiry.

Thinking-aloud Strategy for Better Reading

Thinking-aloud Strategy for Better Reading

Show your child the thought processes, by thinking-aloud while read­ing a pas­sage from her favorite book, and explain how they helped under­stand the story bet­ter. Give your child oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice thinking-aloud.

Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Play

Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Play

Chil­dren have chang­ing phys­i­cal, cog­ni­tive, emo­tional, lan­guage and social capa­bil­i­ties that occur in the con­text of fam­ily, cul­ture, com­mu­nity, past expe­ri­ences and cir­cum­stances. Play reflects their development.

Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-based learn­ing involves mak­ing obser­va­tions, pos­ing ques­tions, exam­in­ing books and other sources of infor­ma­tion to give her new per­spec­tive on knowl­edge and dis­cover what turns her on.

How-to Support Schemas?

How-to Support Schemas?

Plan activ­i­ties for spe­cific schemas based on her inter­ests. Give her mate­ri­als and guid­ance, and inter­act with her to acknowl­edge her inter­est and sup­port her.

What Are Schemas?

What Are Schemas?

Your child’s pat­tern of repeat­able behav­ior, or a schema, will rep­re­sent itself in sen­sory or motor, sym­bolic or rep­re­sen­ta­tional, func­tional depen­dency, or thought form.