Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Kindergarten Fall Reading
Read Books
Use Resources
Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
  1. Be a Reading Role Model
    Be a Reading Role Model
    Provide a good role model - read yourself and read often to your child.
  2. Read in "Real Life"
    Read in "Real Life"
    Encourage activities that require reading - for example, cooking (reading a recipe), constructing a kite (reading directions), or identifying an interesting bird's nest or a shell collected at the beach (using a reference book).
  3. Set a Time to Read
    Set a Time to Read
    Establish a reading time, even if it is only ten minutes a day.
  4. Have Child Read to Siblings
    Have Child Read to Siblings
    Ask your child to bring a library book a home to read to a younger sibling.
  5. Replace Television with Reading
    Replace Television with Reading
    Establish one evening week for reading (instead of television viewing).
  6. Encourage your Child
    Encourage your Child
    Encourage your child in all reading efforts.
  7. Provide Varied Reading Material
    Provide Varied Reading Material
    Provide varied reading material - some for reading enjoyment and some with information about hobbies and interests
  8. Write Notes
    Write Notes
    Write notes to your school-age child; encourage written responses.
Connect with the School
Connect with School Staff
  • Help the teacher get to know your child. During the first week of school, tell the teacher about your child as a person-her likes and dislikes, strengths and weakness, general personality traits, and your vision for your child in the future. The more the teacher knows your child as a person, the better she can address your child’s specific situation.

  • Keep the teacher informed about your child, including recent assessments, medical information, family situations-in other words, anything that will have an impact on your child’s performance.

  • Be collaborative. Look at this as a partnership, with the goal being to have your son/daughter succeed at education.

  • Communicate, communicate, communicate. Whether it’s by email, phone, notes, or in person, our parent advisors make an ongoing effort to stay in touch with their children’s teachers.
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