• Helpful Reading Hints

    1. Provide a quiet atmosphere with no distractions.

    2. Turn off the television and radio.

    3. Let your child choose books he enjoys reading.

    4. Ask your child questions about a book to check for comprehension.

    5. Be a good role model. If you want your child to read, he should see you reading.

    6. Get a library card from The Blue Ridge Public Library.
     
    When Reading
     
    • allow your child to read at his/her own pace
    • fun activities (TV, video games, computer games) can be given AFTER school work has been completed. This can be their reward
    • use a ruler to stay focused on one line of reading
    • ask your child questions after reading to check for comprehension
    Before Doing Homework:
    • cut off the TV, radio,etc. 
    • go to the restroom
    • get a drink of water

    Doing these things will eliminate the need to stop during homework:

     
    • have all supplies needed for homework available on the table
    • do homework at a table
    • only homework materials should be on the table

     

    During Homework

    • sit with the child while he/she is doing the homework
    • conversation should be about the homework only
    • refrain from making comments in the middle of homework that are not associated with school assignments
    • do not answer the phone or make phone calls
    • all attention should be on the school work. If others in the house are not focused on homework, the child won't be either
    • complete homework at the same time each night - children need the structure of a routine schedule