Every semester there will be an article on the importance of the influence of parents on a student’s academic success. It is such an important fact, concept, knowledge and impact that it will be mentioned, explored, reintroduced and developed time and time again. Parents are the true educators of students. Within that knowledge see below a list of steps parents can use to reinforce their students’ abilities.
Help your student be a better learner with these activities:
• Read by example, be a visual reader turn off the television and read.
• Read to your child every day; set up a specific reading time – a family book club if you will.
• Take frequent trips to the library or book store and help your child select books of interest.
• When selecting books make sure your child select a book above their reading ability. If you have a first grade reader select a 2nd grade book.
• Encourage conversations on book content, help build your child’s cognitive abilities with Q&A time.
• Help foster your child’s writing abilities with a journal or dairy.
• Challenge your child to write a paragraph a day on an experience, a book or an idea.
• On weekends free of homework have practice grammar drills.
• Have you child do household math related problems.
• You and your child work on memorizing math facts and concepts.
• Talk, sing and play with your child even if only for ten minutes per day, quality time is better than quantity.
There is no denying a parent’s influence on a child’s education. The questions arises how will do you use your influence?