Here are some activities that you can do at home to help develop your child’s literacy skills.
· Read books and tell stories to your child.
· Provide reading and writing materials (pencils, pens, paper, colored pencils, dictionary,
thesaurus) in a specific place at home.
· Check your child’s assignment notebook every night. See if they are completing homework
· Share your values, your religion, your experiences at work, and your daily activities with your
· Listen to your children and ask them questions about what happened at school, on the bus,
· Listen to their dreams about the future, their opinions, their fears and anything else.
· Convert daily activities into learning opportunities (i.e., watch for the mail together, sort the
clean clothes, cook together.)
· Expand your child’s world by exploring the community (i.e., go to the zoo, observe nature,
travel on the train or bus using maps and street signs).
· Attend events at school, at the library, and in the community.