Tips for Grades K-2 

Here are tips for helping students in grades K-2 succeed.

  • Read to your child.
  • Have your child read to you.
  • Have your child write in a journal.
  • Add new and interesting books to your home library.
  • Use flashcards to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts at home.
  • Encourage your child to read biographies.
  • Discuss with your child that the family is like a team whose members share and work together for everyone's good.
  • Discuss different kinds of jobs and careers in the community.
  • Share with your child interesting newspaper and magazine articles.
  • Have clay, crayons, paint, paintbrushes, blocks, puzzles, and paper available at home for your child.
  • Visit, as a family, museums, zoos, and art exhibits throughout the city.  Discuss with your child what he/she sees when viewing the animals or exhibits.
  • Listen to music together.
  • Walk, hike, or bike together, to the library or to other places of interest.
  • Encourage your child to join an organized activity (baseball, cheerleading, basketball, etc.).
  • Check with your local park district or other community resources for after-school activities.
  • Help your child identify and set fitness goals.
  • Teach your child the difference between foods that are healthy for him/her and those that are not.
  • Talk to your child about the importance of education and homework.
  • Meet with your child's teachers early in the school year.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences, open houses, and report card pick-up days.
  • Compliment and display your child's work. Praise his/her effort.
  • Set a regular place and time for your child to read and do homework.
  • Take your child to the library to get a library card. Encourage your child to visit the library often.
  • Talk with your child regularly about his/her interests and activities.

Page Last Modified on Friday, June 19, 2015