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How can you help at home?



  • Demonstrate/model sticking at things even if they are difficult
  • Talk about how you feel when you are taking on challenges
  • praise your child when they persevere but also encourage them to take a break when they have had enough
  • Help them find interests and activities that are really absorbing
  • Talk with them about how they can concentrate and manage distractions better



  • Encourage questions
  • Demonstrate making links between different ideas
  • Don't allow your child's imagination to shrivel up
  • Help them to find ways of using resources such as reference books, dictionaries, the internet



  • Encourage them to take responsibility for preparing for school
  • Ask not what they did at school, but what they have learnt
  • Help them to think about, and plan, activities
  • Encourage flexibility and the ability to change a plan if necessary



  • Demonstrate/model being a good learner
  • Work, play and learn alongside your children, enabling them to pick up good habits through imitation
  • Make expectations of turn-taking and cooperation clear