3 THINGS TO DO AT HOME
- K-5 I don't care how old your kids are, read with your kids daily. When you read something aloud as a family, it builds trust, models for them good habits, improves reading skills, aides in comprehension, adds to their vocabulary, and so much more.
- Listen to your kids daily. Look at your kids in the eyes and listen attentively to each one "on purpose." Ask them open ended questions like, "What was the best/worst thing about your day?" "What did you do today that helped someone?" What made you happy/sad?" Invest in listening to your kids, so when they are 17 or 18, they know you'll really listen to them when they need you.
- Write at least once a week (and more if you can). Fill up a journal with daily recaps, make a mailbox in your house and write notes to each other, write letters to out of town loved ones, etc. Just write!!!