Preparing your home to teach and learn the High Impact Home Strategies

Let’s make a routine to Connect with each other!

The new year is here, and if you haven’t already done so, this is a great time to work with your child to establish home routines. This strategy will enable you to connect with your child and share the joys of reading, while using San Diego Unified School District High Impact Home Strategies. We value our families’ role as co-teachers to support our children’s growth as life-long readers in preparation for college and career

Connect at a Special Time Each Day

Creating a routine that consistent around the same time will help both you and your child make reading together a habit and give something for both of you to look forward to each day.

Connect at a Special Place

Choose a comfortable place, away from distractions if possible, so that you can focus on being present with each other.

Connect Through Media and Text

Take turns choosing the materials you know you and your child you will enjoy. It may be an a book, a youtube video, facebook post or a news article. Be creative in your selection of books and or materials. You may want to consider searching on the web around a topic or visiting your local library. There are also several resources for digital books that can be accessed by phone. Go to FACE website for more information.

Connect Through Interaction

Good communication is an important parenting skill. Whether you are parenting a toddler or a teenager, good communication is the key to building self-esteem as well a mutual respect.

• Let your kids know you're listening.
• Listen carefully and politely. Don’t interrupt the child when he is trying to tell his story. Be as courteous to your child as you would be to your best friend.
• Respond in a way your children will hear.
• Reinforce the child for keeping communication open. Do this by accepting him and praising his efforts to communicate.