Support Your Child’s Learning
There are many ways in which parents can play a vital role in the educational development of children at home:
- Talk with your child. Listen to them. Share the day's events, express feelings. What were the successes and difficulties? (Please seek clarification if unclear about any aspect of your child’s learning / behaviour etc. especially given that new experiences are retold from their eyes and can sometimes be confusing).
- Be interested in their schooling. Communicate to the child and teacher that you are happy or concerned. Listen. Work with them. Interact at every opportunity.
- Celebrate the child's strengths.
- Read to your child and encourage them to read to you.
- Praise and affirm them at every opportunity.
- Allow children to make choices and decisions.
- Do not over-commit your child with extra curricular activities.
- Challenge them to think logically/creatively.
- Encourage them to take risks to be confident, to try alternatives and to learn from their mistakes.
- Teach them to reflect, pray and to thank God for their many talents and blessings.
- Allow them:
- to dream
- to play
- to enjoy
- to wonder and imagine
- to live life to the fullest.
- to know God in their lives.
- Work in partnership and support the school so that your child experiences a united approach.