Read on for tasty tips...
Take a fresh look at routines around meal times. Dinner time is an opportunity to relax and enjoy each others company and to share the happening of the day. It is best enjoyed without the distraction of t.v so that the focus is on each other. Check that everyone is able to sit comfortably on their bottoms and feel a part of the experience. This will in turn help your child to sit at their table at school and to focus on the learning and take part in conversations appropriately. The challenge is to make it an enjoyable time yet one with boundaries and expectations.
The tasty tip for today is to remember to point underneath the words to focus our eyes on reading the words. Now we will be looking at and recognising words we know and building a word bank.
The little readers we bring home are to be practiced as often as possible. The children can read them to themselves, a friend , video the on your phone so they can watch themselves read. At the end of the day there is also merit to be gained by you reading them to your child. This is a good model for them to follow and develops familiarity of the story.Above all....ENJOY!
Dinner time is a great time to share our day. It is important for all to have a turn at talking and to be able to ask questions of others. By making this an everyday event you will grow and develop a confident child that is confident to speak and share with others.
Learning is a partnership between school and home and your child. Benjamin Franklin says it well...
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
It is easy for us all to forget to include or ask the child what they think, or how they would best like to practice.
The strongest partnerships that support a child are the family or whanau members. Remember to work together as a team. To share and discuss how you would like to see learning happening in your home.