Read Every Day. Go to the library and let them choose books to check out. Listen to books on tape. Go on scavenger hunts looking for letters in the alphabet.
Use Math Every Day. Measure when you cook, count as you go up and down stairs, practice adding and subtracting with fruits, toys, or other household objects.
Get Outside and Play. Physical activity is directly linked to academic achievement, in-creased concentration, and reduced behavior issues.
Write Every Week. Start wherever your child is. Scribble. Draw shapes. Write letters, or even words. Being able to expressive them-selves in writing in critical as they grow.
Do a Good Deed. Students learn better and “act out” less when they engage in activities that support social-emotional development. Encourage your child to help out neighbors or friends. Volunteer for the community. Give back. You will be surprised at how good it makes you feel to do things for others.