Make your home a good place to learn this summer by:
Asking each child what he wants to learn this summer. Plan to do some of those things.
Telling children about interesting things you learn and do.
Inviting children to join you as you explore or engage in something you enjoy—gardening, cooking, building models, astronomy, painting.
Flooding your house with all kinds of new reading materials. Go to used books stores and yard sales to get children’s magazines and books, word puzzles, comics, dictionaries and even encyclopedias.
Turning off the TV and making family time for reading and storytelling.
Watching TV together and talking about what you see.
Providing a special place for children to read, write, draw and work on special projects.
Noticing and asking questions about your child’s interests.
Praising children for new things they learn.
Assisting children in solving everyday problems. Instead of telling them what to do, ask them—“How can you do this?”
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