It is so important for us that we support their education, and so the one thing I make sure my son does is reading, and we are going to work on his words using flash cards today and a bit of writing. Flashcards are great tools to have to teach kids and then as they improve you move onto putting words learned into a sentence and when he does this at home I keep the school up to date of what I have been teaching him at home.
If there is something you aren’t sure of then tell the school as I have found like two weekends ago I didn’t get his homework, so it is good to communicate this as the teachers, because they will have better tools and knowledge that I don’t. It has been an education to me, because the setting of schools now are so different to when I went to school.
When I was at school you had your teacher and that was it. I never received 1 to 1 support, which I wish I had as school because I did have difficulties and felt like I couldn’t get to grips with topics like maths. I would dread doing tests and wanted to be swallowed up and wished I could hibernate for the winter until the end of school.
Getting my son to do homework can feel like a burden because he can be reluctant about it and so then I end up dreading it too. You do have to be tough and even it is a little bit it can still add up, its getting it done is the hard part for me.
Henry never really says much about what he learns and so the teachers will inform us by notes as my son gets a taxi to and from school, so I have to make sure I am or his dad is there to see him off to school and one of us are in for when he comes back.
Often schools will do some training and meet ups to talk about us as parent of teaching kids and they will often tell you what will be happening in the next year of school. I am not sure if they still do this. Henry has consultations and so make sure that I can go to that and meet with his teachers.
The one thing you can do is do a video of them doing some reading for example or some arts and crafts which they haven’t done at school, and also like I did last summer holidays is do via google a photobook to show his teacher of what he did during those holidays and gives my son something to talk about. For my son is not big on big conversations so needs encouragement and so doing these types of things as parents helps both the school and you as a parent.
My son does have learning difficulties but he awareness is advanced and wants he gets something he will continue doing that task. Example when we go by car, my mums car he will says it is 20 mile per hour road, and we my mum and I was surprised that he knew that when he first did this. Perhaps this is on our part being ignorant, I don’t know but he knows a lot that he won’t disclose so prompting and rewarding what he has done in school and home adds to their development and if you aren’t happy with something that is being reported from the school that you speak to the school about it.
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