How can parents help in the academic development of their child? Here are some things you can do to help your child succeed at school:

  1. Read to your child on a daily basis.
  2. Engage your child in conversation each day.
  3. Participate in Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings.
  4. Encourage your child to attempt to do new things.
  5. Recognize and support your child’s positive efforts, actions, and behaviors.
  6. Talk about the places you visit.
  7. Recite nursery rhymes and sing together.
  8. Name body parts, items you use to set the table, animals you see on billboards, or in magazines, or in the zoo.
  9. Sing the ABC song together and name letters that are noticed in the environment (such as in his their name, in stores, on signs, on television, and in newspapers).
  10. Ask your child how two particular objects are the same or different. Have the child show you an object that is under, over, beside, inside, outside, another object.
  11. Help your child use words to express his/her feelings (What do you do when you feel Angry? Sad? Happy? Worried? Scared?)