Many parents don’t realize the kind of impact they can have on their child’s education. For whatever reason, they assume their son or daughter receives sufficient academic support at school and never reinforce anything at home. We’re here to tell you that the more involvement you have in your child’s education, the better off they will be in and out of the classroom.
Here are just a few reasons to contribute to your child’s education.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Studies show that kids whose parents are involved in their schooling tend to have better grades and higher test scores. More specifically, students who benefit from additional educational assistance from their parents often score higher in reading and math.
Have you ever thought about volunteering in your child’s classroom? It’s important to know that kids develop better social skills when their parents are involved at school in some form or fashion. Maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “How am I going to fit this into my busy schedule?” Keep in mind that you don’t have to be at your child’s school all the time in order to see improvement in their behavior. Even just showing up several times a year will show your son or daughter that you’re invested in their academic success.
This one shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, either. The more your child feels supported at home and school, the more self-confidence they will have. In a domino effect, your little one will start to place a higher priority on classroom performance.
How to Stay Involved in Your Preschooler’s Education
Now that we’ve discussed the importance of supporting your child’s education, let’s look specifically at how you can stay involved in your preschooler’s development.
Display their artwork at home
It’s no secret that preschool-age children love to create artwork. If you haven’t been doing so already, get in the habit of displaying your little one’s creations on the fridge or somewhere else at home. Don’t just assume you know what the piece of art is — have them tell you about it!
Ask about their day
Even after you’ve had a long day at the office, remember to ask your son or daughter how things went for them at school. Doing so not only allows you to gauge how they’re doing in the classroom and with their friends, but it also reinforces with them that you’re invested in their education.
Read to them at home
As aforementioned, your child’s learning for the day shouldn’t stop when you pick them up from school. Here at Tiny Turtles Preschool of Jupiter, we suggest establishing a bedtime story routine as soon as possible. You can also read to them at breakfast before heading to school.
Schedule a Visit at Our Preschool
Tiny Turtles Preschool of Jupiter takes your child’s development just as seriously as you do. That’s why our staff provides a unique, well-balanced curriculum with an enriching early childhood educational experience.
See if Tiny Turtles Preschool of Jupiter is the right fit for your child. Schedule a visit today!