How Parents Can Help First Graders

A list of suggested ways for parents to support their first grade child's development.
Grades:
K |
1 |
2
Themes:
In first grade teachers are helping students grow socially as well as academically. At six years old, a child is learning to understand himself. Parents can help by encouraging him as he:
  • Develops a positive, realistic self-concept.
  • Learns to respect himself.
  • Begins to understand his own uniqueness.
  • Gains awareness of his feelings.
  • Learns to express feelings.
  • Learns how to participate in groups.
  • Begins to learn from his mistakes.