Tips for 3-5 Learning

3-5
  • Tips for Parents

    • Familiarize yourself with your child’s learning materials and online tools for accessing instruction
    • Together with your child, develop a routine for school days
      • Routines help children know what to expect each day and can improve their learning.
      • As needed, agree on incentives to help your child focus on their work.
      • Try to discuss anticipated changes to the schedule with your child in advance.

     

    • Establish a quiet, well-lit workspace for your child to do schoolwork. There should be enough space to write, draw, or use their computer or tablet.
      • While you want their workspace to be quiet, place it in an area where you can monitor their online activities. 

     

    • Ask your child to gather all their learning materials, supplies, and technology and keep them in one place where they know how to access them.

     

    • Ensure your child eats a healthy breakfast before getting started in the morning.

     

    • Help them begin the day’s learning, and to get each new task started.

     

    • Reach out to your child’s teachers when they (or you!) need help!

     

    • Give encouragement and celebrate your child’s achievements and efforts. Give positive feedback about how they are handling their learning.
  • Tips for Students

    • Pick a quiet place to complete your work and keep all your study materials together.

     

    • Put in your best effort each day.

     

    • Reduce distractions
      • Politely let the people in your home know you’re about to start working and that you need to concentrate to do your best. 
      • Ask the person caring for you to turn off or lower the volume of the tv, music streaming, or other noises nearby. 

     

    • Have breakfast before getting started. Try to add healthy options like fruits and veggies and avoid sugary drinks and junk foods. 

     

    • Be sure to ask your teachers when you need help!