Parent involvement in schools is much more than parent conferences and Parent Teacher Organizations... Our Parent Links page is a compilation of activities and resources that parents can use to learn about the practical ways in which schools are involving parents. Read about parent involvement strategies that are working for others -- and that could work for you!
A list of favorites from the New York Public Library.
Activities to Learn the Dolch Sight Word Vocabulary Kindergarten - Grade 3
From 50-75% of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, and magazines are in the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary of 220 words (preschool thru Grade 3). The Dolch word list is made up of "service words" (pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs) which cannot be learned through the use of pictures.
This booklet, Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics, offers fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.
All parents need a little advice now and then. Get the lowdown on parenting basics like discipline, homework help, and how to talk to your child about tough subjects.