Saturday, March 21, 2015
Send your child on a word hunt
Here’s an enjoyable way to build your child’s language skills: Write down a word, then have your child use its letters to make new words. For example, the words ‘tea’ and ‘ate’ can be made from the letters in “trace.” You can do this with holiday or seasonal words. Or pick a word that matches your child’s interests. How many words can she find in ‘watermelon’ or ‘rhinoceros’?
Sunday, March 22, 2015
You can help make school safe
There are many things parents can do to help ensure student safety at school. For a start, encourage your child to get to know all the school staff members, not just the teacher. This way, he’ll know who is a stranger and who he can turn to for help. Remind him that there is safety in numbers, and ask him to stay close to friends and walk in groups in school hallways.