Imagine this… you’re sitting in a parent teacher conference, the teacher goes over every aspect of your child’s performance and then… they point out an area of weakness. You instantly want to help your child. You don’t want your child to struggle in school. You don’t want your child to fall behind. You have to do something about this! But what? You’ve never taught. You don’t even know where to start. How do you move forward? How can you help your child when you don’t know how?
One of our affiliates, Kelli Pearson, discovered this problem over and over as an after school program coordinator. Teachers wanted to help each student but didn’t have enough time to cater to each student’s needs, and parents wanted to help take this burden off of teachers but they didn’t know how to proceed.
That is the very reason Kelli put together a very resourceful site for parents that step them through activities and tips to help first graders have the most success possible. Here are some of the resources you can find on SmartFirstGraders.com to get you started with helping your first grader:
First Grade Math
First Grade Reading
- Normal child Development in the First Grade
- Cognitive Development in 6-7 Year Olds
- Friendships and Social Development in First Grade
- Physical Development in 6-7 Year Olds