Everyday our children are exposed to learning and as they walk through their schools, they exit with the opportunity to build a connection with what they have learned. Parents can build that bridge from their homes to the classroom by doing 3 simple steps. Literacy can be obtained within any home. Just by listening, having conversations, and reading.
As parents, we ask, "How was your day?" and usually they state something simple. Yet, what if we ask questions that dig deeper to their day? It will spark a new refresh conversation and a gateway to gaining a clearer understanding on their day during school.
What to Ask?:
Once they become used to the different questions they will become more comfortable with giving more details. This will develop a rich dialogue and once your child sees you are interested they will begin to be more active in the conversations.
The conversations will lead to topics that can be looked up (on your phone) for articles, books, videos, and pictures that can support your child's learning.
Young scholars will follow your lead and when they see you reading and watching educational topics they will become intrigued as well.
Look up topics that occur up in the conversation.
Guided Question Starter: