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The school-aged child—six to nine years old

Parenting and literacy

Your child is now going to school. Remain actively involved. Read to your child. Let your child read to you and to other family members.

Know what is happening at school. Get to know your child’s teachers. Volunteer. Ask questions. Show that education is important to you.

The school - aged child imageBalance is important. Remember that play is learning, too!

Limit TV time.

Have a centre with all the supplies your child needs to be creative.

Make good food and see that your child eats enough. Make sure she has breakfast before going to school.

Books/Series/Authors for school-aged children

Polar Babies by Susan Ring

My Mom is So Unusual by Iris Loewen

My Kokum Called Today by Iris Loewen

Jillian Jiggs series by Phoebe Gillman

Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark

Arthur series by Mark Brown

books by Barbara Reid, Joy Berry, Jan Brett, Robert Munsch, Eric Carle, Beverly Cleary

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