This week have fun teaching skills that help children succeed in the classroom and at home. As a parent, it’s important to remember that children need to be taught in order to learn. You can help develop listening and speaking skills with simple exercises. If you find your child unfocused during homework time, think of ways to improve the environment. Turn off the tv, clear off a desk, sit next to them. Come up with a clap to get your child’s attention when they aren’t listening. As soon as they hear it, teach them to stop what they’re doing, and repeat clap back to you. Most importantly, be patient and remember to revisit simple lessons to reinforce these skills. Good luck and have fun. Start by working on listening skills. Take turns telling a story. Say the introduction then have your child repeat what you said and add two details. Then have the next person repeat the previous parts and add their own detail… and so on.