A. PARENT LEARNING
- Who are You? Provide adults with a large piece of paper. They are to write their name in the
middle of the paper. In each of the four corners, they are to write answers to any of the following
questions. Who chose your name? Why was this name chosen? Does this name commemorate
a family member or friend? What expectations does your family associate with this name? What
qualities or words do you associate with this name? What do you dislike about your name?
- Learning Styles and Media Literacy
- Parent as a Role Model – Key message #3
The Reading Blues, How to talk to your Child’s Teacher, Learning Disabilities
The Reading Blues
Sometimes a child goes through a period when she doesn’t want to read. There are specific danger
times. The first danger time is in about grade four (9 or 10 years of age). One in every three school age
children loses interest in reading. It is more likely to strike boys than girls. One reason is that at this time,
children have the literacy skills to read on their own and their parents stop reading with them. The next
danger time is grade nine.
There could be many reasons why your child doesn’t want to read. Maybe the books are too difficult
or too easy. Ensure that your child is finding the available books interesting. Try non-fiction books or
magazines specifically written for children. Try comic books. Try other types of reading like the game
on the back of the cereal box. Make sure you are not putting too much pressure on the child to read.
Remember to read together for enjoyment.
Working with Others
Computer Use (if
If you prefer, you can
have the adults write
the name of their
child and the reasons
instead of using their