The following article is an excerpt from colorincolorado.org.
The following tips explain simple things you can do to help encourage your child to read, learn, and succeed!
- Let your children know you believe in him or her. Tell your child often that you believe in him or her. Let your child hear starting at a very young age that you believe in his or her ability to do well.
- Talk, sing, and read with your child. Talk, sing, and read together, as often as you can!
- Limit your child’s TV watching. Try to control how much TV your child watches. This includes when your child is with you, with a baby sitter, or home alone. Children need to hear and talk to adults in order to build their language skills.
- Have a positive attitude toward school and learning. Take an interest in how your child is doing at school so he or she will believe that learning is important. Find ways to help your child succeed in school.
- Make sure your child does homework. Look over your child’s homework each night. Ask your child to explain what he or she is learning. Make sure that assignments are completed. If possible, find a quiet place for your child to study, and set aside time each evening for homework.
For more tips, visit colorincolorado.org.