Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3411 Promote active learning Active learning involves problem solving, exploring personal inter- ests, and asking and answering questions. Participating in team sports, visiting museums, and playing a musical instrument are all activities that support active learning. Here are a few ways that you can promote active learning at home. Spend time listening to and talking with your child. Involve your child in family discussions and ask for your child’s input. Play games, involve your child in family projects, and turn daily activities such as meal preparation into learning experiences. Discuss current events, movies, music, and TV shows. Active learning pursuits will help your child grow and develop intel- lectually. These activities will also help your child be more successful in school. Encourage a healthy lifestyle It’s important that your child eat a balanced diet and develop healthy eating habits. Have nutritious foods at home and send healthy lunches to school. Also, insist on a reasonable bedtime hour so that your child will be alert and well rested for school. Elementary children need daily exercise. If your child is reluctant to engage in active play, look for alternate activities that require move- ment, such as dance or water sports. The important thing is that your child is off the couch and moving around. Teach Internet safety In the primary grades, children often use the Internet at school to do simple assignments, either as guided lessons or as supplementary research. Many children also use the Internet at home to connect with friends and family members. All children must be taught how to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. The tips on the following page will help ensure that your child learns how to use the Internet responsibly.