1. Read to your children from an early age and continue as they grow.
2. Encourage them to read books and online stories on their own, as their
reading skills develop.
3. Frequent your local library and let your kids know about all the fun activities
that go on there all year round and don't forget to join the Summer Reading
Club so that reading skills don't slip over the summer.
4. Entice your kids with all sorts of fun, reading related activities.
(CLICK HERE for a kids' page full of reading related suggestions.)
5. Seek out resources and materials that make all sorts of subjects like science,
math, or geography FUN to learn.
6. Express an interest in your children's schoolwork - read reports that they
write, look at their drawings, and give them plenty of encouragement and
7. Provide kids with the right resources and environment to produce good
results on school projects, but resist the temptation to do their homework
8. Encourage creative self-expression - expose them to music and art and
and give them the tools to experiment with these things for themselves.
(CLICK HERE for more tips on developing kids' imaginations.)
9. Attend school functions: teacher meetings, school plays, and the like.
10. Most of all - be there ! Give them your time. Be involved in both the large
and the small events that make up their lives. A happy, stable home
environment full of love and security will go a long way towards helping
your kids thrive and succeed in whatever they put their minds to.
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