Dec. 29, 2020

Helping Your Child Succeed

By Ms. Frances Acin

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. There are many ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year. 

Here are some ideas to get you started!


  • Read aloud with your child daily for a minimum of 20 minutes. 
  • Time your child while he or she reads. Challenge him or her to read the same book or passage faster to build fluency. 
  • While reading, ask your child questions about what he or she is reading. 


  • Allow your child to cook with you. Cooking involves LOTS of measuring. 
  • Quiz your child orally with different addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. 
  • SKip count as you take steps! 


  • Check your child’s work. Encourage them to try to complete it independently, but offer support when they need it. Encourage them to sign up for tutoring. 
  • Model behaviors for your child. If they see you reading, they will also want to read! 
  • Be POSITIVE! If your child is struggling, encourage them to continue doing their best. Offer as much positive feedback as possible. 

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” -Ignacio Estrada