Support from parents is key to helping kids do well academically.
Print Try to imagine your child 25 years from now.
He's living on his own, and it's a lonely Saturday for him. He stumbles upon his beloved treasure box, and begins rummaging through its contents.
Wouldn't you be happy to know that inside that box are all the little notes, now yellowing, that you wrote to him as a little boy, in which you said all the things that were in your heart at the time?
He thought enough of these notes as a boy to save them because they were the dearest things in his life, and 25 years later, they were a tangible reminder of his parents love for him. I know this feeling from my own experience. Your son or daughter, no matter how old, will treasure and hang on to your words, too, even if you have only a few within you to offer.
Your child needs to hear good words from you as he makes the journey through life. Believe me, you have good stuff to share with your children, if only you'll take a few moments to write.
The Written Connection In today's fast-paced life, letters are a personalized way to stay in touch with your child, even as you are separated from each other during the day. They can help you stay connected with your children as you compete against television and computer games for their attention.
Writing such notes is a fine way to communicate your family's values and your own love of writing and reading. Notes from you are sure to be read and to make the practice of reading meaningful and entertaining.
You can place your simple notes in your children's lunch boxes or knapsacks before they leave for school, to be opened later in the day, or you can place them under the pillow of a sleeping child to be discovered upon waking. Slip them under a bedroom door, give them on special occasions such as birthdays, or even post them on the refrigerator door.
The idea is to be creative and fun!
You can also encourage grandparents, aunts and uncles, and godparents to mail letters to your child. I first started writing such notes to my daughter, Carlota, when she began losing her baby teeth.
Using shaky, squiggly script, I would write notes to her from the Tooth Fairy each time she lost a tooth.
In these letters, the Tooth Fairy would marvel at how quickly Carlota was growing up and on the beautiful tooth that she would add to her baby tooth collection. The Tooth Fairy would also comment on some new achievement by my daughter, such as learning how to ride a bicycle or to read.
In time, as my daughter got older and went to summer camp, I would write her notes in the "voice" and "paw-writing" of her beloved dog, Dynamite. I tried to infuse these letters with humor and fun. Plus, I loved writing in the mindset of a four-footed animal, and I knew the letters would make my daughter giggle.
Carlota would write to me from camp, and even years later from college, telling me she longed for more letters from Dynamite.Making a Pretend Checkbook.
Friday, by Cathe Holden. When they were younger, I used to make pretend checkbooks for my kids. And although children these days may not see us writing checks as much as swiping cards, I believe they still enjoy playing with them. Around 4th grade, most children are taught how to write a check .
Learning how to write checks with this check template Have your children practice filling out forms with basic info. Great form to adapt to Cognitive therapy activity. This project puts students into the real life situation of balancing a checkbook, paying bills on a set budget and determining the importance of certain luxuries, as well.
You can have your own checkbook, write checks, calculate and keep balances of your money, just like grown up do! Children will love the kids-friendly design of the simple and great math toy - Pretend & Play Checkbook with Calculator by Learning Resources.
Teaching Teens to Balance a Checkbook. One of the most important things you can teach your children about managing money is to balance their checkbook. It is a common misconception that you can simply find out your balance by calling the bank and finding out how much is in your account.
First you need to teach them to write don . A common problem for all young children learning to write is gripping the pencil too tightly, making writing tense and tiresome. Usually the child learns to relax his or her grip as writing develops, but teachers can remind students to hold the instrument gently.
Click the file type you wish to download. There are 2 file types to choose from,.PDF monstermanfilm.com (microsoft powerpoint). Use monstermanfilm.com (powerpoint file) if you would like to customize the check to have your childs name on it, or school name.