Empowering Parents to support Home Learning through Technology
Using technology in the delivery of Family literacy is one of the programmes we are implementing in the communities to encourage family bondage and continuation of learning from school to the homes. Learn with Grandma is empowering parents with skills, values and attitudes to focus on the quality of the education of their child. It is well known that Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. What parents do to help their children learn is more important to academic success than how well-off the_ family is.
Parents can do many things at home to help their children succeed in school. Unfortunately, recent evidence indicates that many parents are doing much less than they might.
They can be guided on using the approved home learning resources provided by the government create a “curriculum of the home” that teaches their children what matters. They do this through their daily conversations, household routines, attention to school matters, and affectionate concern for their children’s progress.
Conversation is important. Children learn to read, reason, and understand things better when their parents: read, talk., and listen to them, tell them stories, play games, share hobbies, and discuss news, TV programs, and special events.
In order to enrich the “curriculum of the home,” some parents: provide books, supplies, and a special place for studying, observe routine for meals, bedtime, and homework, and monitor the amount of time spent watching TV and doing; school jobs.
Parents stay aware of their children’s lives at school when they: discuss school events. help children meet deadlines, and talk with their children about school problems and successes.
Research on both gifted and disadvantaged children shows that home efforts can greatly improve student achievement. For example, when parents of disadvantaged children take the steps listed above, their children can do as well at school as the children of more affluent families.
High-quality family literacy programs prepare caregivers to succeed as parents and employees, enhance bonds between parents and children, strengthen connections between families, schools, and other institutions, and revitalize neighborhood networks, leading to stronger communities.
Family literacy is a family-centered educational approach that can improve the basic reading and mathematics skills, English language proficiency, and life skills of both parents and children. Family literacy, however, can offer more than educational benefits: high-quality family literacy programs prepare caregivers to succeed as parents and employees, enhance bonds between parents and children, strengthen connections between families, schools, and other institutions, and revitalize neighborhood networks, leading to stronger communities.