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Tips for Busy Parents

  1. Visit your child's classrooms and meet his/her teacher.
  2. Attend key meetings at the school, such as open house, back-to-school night, parent conferences, and parent council meetings.
  3. For school-age children, find out about the school's homework policy and grade-level standards. Review homework with your child and make sure it is complete.
  4. Read with your pre-school and school-age children for 10 to 20 minutes every day. Ask questions about the story. Occasionally run your finger under the words as you read.
  5. Ask your child's teacher or a local library to recommend books that are appropriate for your child. Keep lots of books around the house and make reading a part of car trips and outings.
  6. Make sure that your child gets plenty of sleep each night and has a nutritious breakfast before heading off to school each day.
  7. Engage children in conversation. The more you talk together, the more they learn.