In High 5, we are working hard to teach the children about routines. Routines give children a predictable and comfortable framework in which they can learn. Kids don’t learn much in chaos. You can help your child by teaching routines at home.
· Coming home at the end of the day, set up a routine for hanging coats, emptying the backpack, hanging up the back pack. Set up a time and place for your child to do homework. Right now, the homework may be signing papers or permission slips, reading school newsletters or answering a teacher’s question. Later, it will be spelling words and multiplication tables.
· Start a routine for reading with your child. Set aside 20-30 minutes every day to read to your child. This may be a bedtime or breakfast time. Doing it every day helps your child to learn from the routine.
· Bedtime routine: put toys away, brush teeth, wash face, pajamas, story and bed. Some parents play books on cd as they leave their child to fall asleep.
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