It is that time of year again. After a long Summer break, we are all off to school! As thrilling as it may be, new beginnings bring in many new challenges too.
Although your child might be excited about meeting his friends and teachers, you are thinking of all the effort and planning you need exert to support your children to do their best.
Here are some pointers that may help you in getting back on track.
Get organized! We’re talking study schedules that fit in with the daily routine, a clean and neat workspace at home free of clutter and distractions, a calendar to keep track of upcoming tests and homework deadlines, and more. Sit with your child and together, come up with structured solutions that work with his or her learning style and schedule.
Talk with your child about what is expected from him /her this school year. What topics they will work on and what aims they will fulfill. Create an understanding of what you expect when it comes to homework routines.
Research shows that children do better in school when parents get involved. So do get involved. Contact the teachers; understand how to get in touch with them during the year. Discuss goals for the school year ahead. Explore how you as a parent can be more supportive of your child’s needs by requesting more information and insight on your child’s attitude and performance in class.
Many parents do not realize how much educational ground their children lose during the almost three-month break. A child’s math loss during the vacation months is made worse because keeping math skills sharp takes more rigor and focus from both child and parent.
Understand where you child stands in Math. Ask the teacher what is expected from him/her this year. Get your child assessed at any of our Mathnasium centers for Free to better understand his/her level and what is needed to stay ahead.
We hope you’ll find these pointers useful as you gear up for an exciting year ahead.
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