Watch a TV show or video with your child. Ask questions such as “Why do you think that character did that?”
Talk about careers with your child. What would he or she like to do?
Have everyone write down two positive things about each member of the family. Read the lists out loud at dinner.
Ask your child to read to you as you’re cleaning up after a meal. Or read to your child as he or she cleans up!
Tell your child about a choice you made and its consequences.
Encourage your child to start a collection. Collecting can boost sorting and research skills.
Help your child go online to research events that occurred on the day he or she was born.
Ask your child about the best present he or she ever got. What made it special?
Look through a newspaper or magazine with your child. What headlines or articles interest him or her? Read an article together and discuss it.
Share family history with your child. Look at photos and tell stories.
Pick a category. Ask your child to pick a letter. How many items from the category begin with that letter?
All students and staff are invited to wear orange on Wednesday, October 19 to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no one should ever experience bullying!
Let your child plan dinner. How many food groups can he or she include?
Teach your child ways to handle stress—exercising, getting enough sleep, talking about problems.
Let your child see you keep your temper when you are angry. Instead of yelling, calmly talk about how you feel.
Read your child’s reading assignment together. Then ask your child to tell you about it in his or her own words.
When your child is unsuccessful, ask, “How would you do it differently next time?”
Choose an object, such as a paper clip. Ask your child to figure out different ways to use it. This promotes creativity and problem-solving.
DLP: Look over your child’s completed assignments. Give compliments first, then helpful suggestions.
DLP: Tell your child about books you loved when you were their age. Need suggestions for titles your child may enjoy reading? Ask his or her school media specialist.