The booklets listed below share ways that parents can help their children learn.
A Mother's Story
- This booklet is the story of a mother who worked with her son’s teacher to help him do better in school.
Parents and Learning
- This booklet focuses on parents – the child’s first and most powerful teachers – and discusses what parents
can do to help their children do well in school.
A Parent’s Guide
- This booklet has quick and easy ideas that will improve children’s learning, covering family routines to
talking with teachers to handling homework to connecting with other parents and more
Standards Start at Home
- This resource provides fun activities to do at home that will help preschoolers get ready for school. It is
arranged according to the areas outlined in the Illinois Early Learning Standards, so there are tips for parents
and low-cost activities for kids in areas like language, science, & fine arts.
Building Good Reading Habits - Most
children learn how to read, but not all children get into the habit of reading. These tips will help families become readers!
Discussing your Child’s Report Card
- These tips will help the parent (or caregiver) talk about the report card with the student so that you can work together as
a family to help the student succeed in school.
Homework is Habit Forming - These
tips will help your family establish a good routine for studying at home to make sure your child succeeds at school.
Preparing for Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
- This tip sheet will help you make the most of your conference!