Families play a crucial role in the educational process. There are many ways that families can extend learning opportunities for their children outside of the classroom. Here are a few examples:
- Encourage questions and explore answers (especially questions whose answers are not yes or no).
- Why do you think the leaves fall off the trees every year?
- Explain and discuss issues or problems in your house, neighborhood and community. Brainstorm solutions.
- How can we resolve conflicts with our brothers and sisters?
- Give reasons - you to them and them to you.
- I decided to go to the grocery store first because the traffic will be heavier during rush hour.
- Why do you think we should have ________ for dinner?
- Look for patterns.
- What do you notice about the way these flowers are planted? Why would they be in a straight line on the east side of the house?
- Tell your children what you value and why.
- I enjoy reading the newspaper every morning to know what's going on in our community and our world.
- Encourage and celebrate opinions.
- I can tell you put a lot of thought into your response. It makes a lot of sense to me.
- Compare how things are alike and different.
- What do all of your favorite movies have in common?