Title One, March 2014
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
Parent Involvement means a lot of different things.
Read and share the list below with everyone involved in your student’s life. Make every day a great day!
Make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast
Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep (about 10 hours)
Make sure your child has a quiet time and place to do homework
Meet your child’s teacher(s)
Read daily to your child (or, have them read to you)
Help your child see how math works in everyday activities like telling time, counting money, banking, grocery shopping, or cooking
Visit the library with your child
Go on family field trips to parks, museums, festivals, fairs – anywhere that children can learn
Listen to music together
Limit “screen time” like tv, video games, and computers (less than 2 hours a day)
Help with homework (ask the teacher for help if you aren’t sure how to help)
Check your child’s homework folder/school papers every day to learn about what is being studied, monitor your child’s progress and read notes from teachers (with older children, ask about their studies and ask to see their work)
Talk to your child about their day
Teach your child about things that are important to you
Attend parent-teacher conferences
Attend school-sponsored functions
Speak positively about school
Be a lifetime learner – your child is watching!