Help Your Child Have A Happy 2017
As a parent, there are many things you can do at home to help your child have a good school year. These include making sure your child gets enough sleep, getting him to school on time, and reading at home every day. Here are seven important ways to get started!
1. A Healthy Diet and Exercise
At Par Excellence Academy we pride ourselves on the principles of Health, Harmony and Service. We understand that a key to a fulfilled and whole life starts with our Health. Children who eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise can concentrate better during the school day. It is important that your child eats a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and has opportunities to exercise every day through a sports team, fun activity or active playtime.
Getting enough sleep will help your child get up on time, feel good, and be ready for a full day of learning. Children need different amounts of sleep at different ages. At Par Excellence Academy we recommend that you talk to your doctor about sleeping habits for your child. However, a general rule of thumb for children 6-years-old to 12-years-old is 9-11 hours of sleep each night. (SleepFoundation.org)
3. Getting to School, Every Day and On-Time
It will be easier for your child to complete daily lessons, homework, and tests if he gets to school on time every day. Limit the time your child misses for family trips and activities. Contact the school immediately if your child will be absent.
Help your child set a regular time and place for homework. Choose a time that works well for your family's schedule. Find a place that is quiet and has good lighting. Make sure your child has supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, and a dictionary. Ask your child to show you her finished homework each night so that you can see what she is learning and confirm that she is doing all of her assignments.
5. Television and Video Game Time
With all of the quality media that is available today we know that television and video games can be a great way to help your child learn new things and enhance their imaginations. However, it is best if this is done in moderation. Limit the time your child spends watching TV, playing video games, and using the computer. When possible, do these activities together, and look for educational programs and games.
6. Talking about school together
Ask your child to tell you about the school day. Ask them what they learned, and how they felt during the day. Listen carefully to their answers, and help them think of ways to solve any problems they might be having in their schoolwork or in the classroom.
Set aside time to read with your child each day. You can make reading a part of daily routines by reading stories at bedtime and keeping lots of books and magazines in the house.
At Par Excellence Academy, we care deeply about your entire family. We hope this New Year brings your entire family goodness and joy. It is our desire to help you in your child's growth and assisting them as they flourish in their life and education education throughout 2017. Nothing makes us happier as educators than when we see our students learning new things, growing as people, overcoming obstacles, making new friends and becoming the bright young people they were meant to be! We look forward to seeing you again on January 3, 2017 and we hope that 2017 is a truly bright year for your family.