Nowadays, primary school student care isn’t just about helping develop a child’s learning progress but also encourages parent involvement in the process. When parents are involved, the child is more likely to perform better in learning. As early as being a primary school student, parents should make it a point to be involved in their child’s education.
Here are parent-child activities for successful parent involvement.
Attend school meetings
The first step to becoming an involved parent is to attend classroom or school-wide meetings. Understandably, some parents are not able to do this because of work and other important engagements. But, there are plenty of opportunities to join since there will most likely be multiple meetings in a school year.
This is also where you, as a parent, can get to know other parents of your child’s classmates and friends. You will also get to talk to their teachers and other school officials. This way, you can ensure that your child is in good hands at school.
Chaperone field trips or holiday programs
Another way to get involved in your child’s educational conquest is to be a chaperone on field trips or holiday programs. This can be time-consuming but as the saying goes, your time is the best gift you can give to a loved one.
These field trips and holiday programs require a supervisor-to-children ratio. Chaperones are very important to make sure that the children are safe. While it aims to teach children the value of independence, adult guidance is still very much required. Through this experience, you can see firsthand how your child interacts with other children.
Aside from helping your child with assignments and projects at home, you can also spend time tutoring other children in the class that needs help. Most students struggle with difficult subjects such as math and science.
By doing this, not only will you be more involved in your child’s classroom community but you will also set an example. Children will see that the act of helping others must come with no price.
Organize out-of-school gatherings
Lastly, it is also a wonderful idea to organize an out-of-school get together for your child’s friends and their parents. This is a good way to get to know the child’s peers and you can also bond with the adults.