|Tips#1: Read Together Every Day|
|Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.|
|Tips#2: Give Everything A Name|
|You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, "Where's your nose?" and then, "Where's Mommy's nose?" Or touch your child's nose and say, "What's this?"|
You will find the boarding school unique in so many days. They offer a unique experience not only to the student but also for the parents as well. It is a great learning experience, especially for the students. Well living on your own, away from your parents and the comfort of your own home, isn't always easy and is bound to bring some permanent changes in the student's personality and life. You have to make some decisions on your own and will be responsible for you actions. Of course you are not going o be lone in the boarding school. You are rather going to be among a much bigger crowd. There will be friends, classmates, teachers and advisors, ready to support you and guide you all the time. But still, you can't go running to them all the time or take them for granted like your parents. You will need to act maturely and sensibly when taking some decisions that will have a direct impact on your life. What you get is an increased self confidence in you, enhanced maturity and better preparation for college.
|Tips#3: Say How Much You Enjoy Reading Together|
|Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Look forward to this time you spend together. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day.|
|Tips#4: Be Interactive|
|Engage your child so he or she will actively listen to a story. Discuss what's happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child's questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child's responses.|
You will be in an environment where everyone will be encouraged and motivated to experiment and learn new things. Every day would be like a new adventure, with something new to learn and see. You will see students around you taking risks and you will feel proud to be part of that community. It is the making ventures into the unknown repeatedly that boarding school unique and exciting at the same time. You will be continuously challenging yourself to not only excel in academics but also in the world beyond the classroom. There would be plenty of extra-curricular s to keep you engaged and mould your personality at the same time. And having lots of fun with your classmates means fostering good and strong friendships. Soon, the boarding school will be like place where you are living with your best friends and enjoy it all the more. You will be having friends from all over the world as boarding schools enroll students from different socio-economic and geographical backgrounds and even form different countries. You will get to see many different cultures and exposed to new backgrounds.
The relationships that the students develop with their faculty and other staff too are important. Students meet their faculty in the classroom, out on the grounds and in different settings. As the staff and the faculty are accessible to the student anytime of the day or night, it is easier to get help in academics and any other field. Generally, it is seen that the boarding school alumni swell with pride of their boarding school alma maters and have long life special bonds with them. This strong network of students, staff and faculty and a feeling of community is often seen to last lifelong.
Education in a boarding school takes on a new meaning and offers bigger wings for the students to fly and explore the world around.
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|Tips#5: Read It Again And Again And Again|
|Your child will probably want to hear a favorite story over and over. Go ahead and read the same book for the 100th time! Research suggests that repeated readings help children develop language skills.|
|Tips#6: Talk About Writing, Too|
|Draw your child's attention to the way writing works. When looking at a book together, point out how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.|