Five Things You Can Do To Help
1. Provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch.† Skip the sweets, and replace them with fruit.† Donít forget to add protein.† Cheese sticks are great protein sources.
1. Read age appropriate material aloud together.† Check for comprehension by asking your child to retell the events, predict what might happen next, identify the main idea or theme, or connect the story to similar life experiences.
2. Make a running vocabulary list as the story is read.† Help your child identify the meanings of unfamiliar words by examining the words or sentences around the word.† Use context clues.† Practice using a dictionary and a thesaurus often.
3. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts for 10 to 15 minutes per day.†
4. Write together.† This can be in the form of stating facts, composing fiction, writing a letter, creating poetry, or adding captions to a photo album.†
The best investment you can make is spending time with your family.