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How You Can Help Your Child At Home
As a parent, time is often a worry or constraint that you have to deal with, so we have a list of suggestions that can
vary from something you can quickly do as an integrated part of your family life to things like dedicated days out:
Encourage reading, writing, listening, and speaking at home.
Develop their confidence and self esteem by encouragement and praise.
Surround your child with relevant literature, books, magazines, comics, etc.
Use books from their school library or your community library.
Read aloud to your child as often as possible.
Read along with your child.
Discuss their stories with them.
Listen to their ideas and answer their questions.
Involve writing and reading in everyday activities, eg.
Using a “note” system
Pin-up board, whiteboard, or chalkboard
When you listen to your child read:
Make it a positive, stress-free experience.
When your child stumbles on a word, tell them the word.
Ask your child to retell the story in own words.
Realize the value of silent reading.
Help your child with projects and homework in an encouraging way:
Check their homework (eg. spelling words)
Take your child to interesting places and discuss the trip with them