How Can I Help My Child At Home?

Hello!!  My name is Leah Steinhauser-Walsh and I started teaching in 1998 at Indian Prairie School District #204.  I am an interventionist at Brookdale Elementary and enjoy working with students from Kindergarten-5th Grade.  Here are some parent friendly resources and websites for Reading/Literacy and Math for you to use with your child at home.

Working with your child at home is one of the best ways you can help your child learn and retain their skills.  Here is a great article titled " 20 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed in School"-


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 How Can Parents Be Involved?

  • Provide a good role model — read yourself and read often to your child.
  • Provide varied reading and math material — some for reading and math enjoyment and some with information about hobbies and interests.
  • Encourage activities that require reading and math — for example, cooking (reading a recipe), constructing a kite (reading directions), or identifying an interesting bird's nest or a shell collected at the beach (using a reference book).
  • Establish a homework time, even if it is only ten minutes a day.

  • Write notes to your school-age child; encourage written responses.
  • Ask your child to bring a library book home to read to a younger sibling.
  • Establish one evening a week for reading and math (instead of television viewing).
  • Encourage your child in all reading and math efforts.