Educational Tips for Parents

Check out our weekly newsletters below to find out information on a variety of educational topics. Recommended for parents of children ages two to grade eight.



READING

Our reading newsletters provide parents with reading strategies, tips and book recommendations from experienced NYC teachers. Find out ways to instill a love for reading within your child and learn how to create a positive reading environment at home!

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: FICTION READ ALOUDS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: NON-FICTION READ ALOUDS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: BUILDING COMPREHENSION

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: READING/WRITING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS (A GIFT GUIDE!)

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: LITERACY ACTIVITIES IN NYC


WRITING

Our writing newsletters provide parents with a better understanding of writing instruction across grades. Find out ways to turn your child into a writing machine and learn how you can best support your child’s writing development in fun and creative ways!

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: OVERVIEW OF WRITING INSTRUCTION

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: THE STRUCTURE OF WRITING WORKSHOP

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: WRITING SAMPLES

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: READING/WRITING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS


MATH

Our math newsletters help crack the code that is math instruction in the 21st century! We know that supporting your child with their math work can feel especially challenging since the way math is taught today is worlds different from how we all learned out. Check out our math newsletters to learn more about how math is taught today and how you can support this learning at home!

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: OVERVIEW OF MATH INSTRUCTION

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: SUPPORTING MATH INSTRUCTION AT HOME

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: FRACTIONS IN ACTION!


EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING:

Time Management, Work Habits & Study Skills

These newsletters guide parents on supports they can put in place at home to build their children’s executive functioning skills, therefore helping them develop stronger work habits. Our newsletters outline simple ways you can create routines at home that will translate to academic success for your child!

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: BUILDING CHILDREN’S EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: HELPING YOUR CHILD STAY ORGANIZED

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: BUILDING INDEPENDENCE AT HOME

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: CREATING A GROWTH MINDSET IN YOUR CHILD

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: GAMES THAT HELP BUILD A GROWTH MINDSET

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: SUPPORTING LEARNING IN DIFFERENT WAYS


TEST PREP: NEW YORK STATE EXAMS, 3rd-5th

Check out our test prep newsletters to learn more about how to best prepare your child for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade New York State English Language Arts and Math exams. Our newsletters include many important tips and tricks to help your child navigate the tests with ease and confidence!

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: GENERAL TEST PREP TIPS & TRICKS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: ELA TEST PREP TIPS & TRICKS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MATH TEST PREP TIPS & TRICKS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MATH TEST PREP, FOCUS ON FRACTIONS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: REDUCING TEST STRESS


SCHOOL/HOME PARTNERSHIP

We at City Kid know the importance of a strong relationship between teachers and parents. These newsletters give you resources to help forge that bond and provide you with the right questions to ask to better understand what goes on in your child’s classroom and what you can do at home to help support this work.

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: UNDERSTANDING COMMON TEACHING MODELS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: QUESTIONS TO ASK AT CURRICULUM CONFERENCES/ BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT


MEET OUR TEAM: TUTORS OF THE MONTH

Learn more about the amazing team of tutors we have at City Kid. Our tutors have a proven history of success working with children of all grades to not only help them reach their academic goals, but most importantly, develop a love of learning and strong sense of confidence in each of our unique learners!

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MEET MAGGIE, TUTOR & ONE OF CITY KID FOUNDERS

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MEET KIM

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MEET MARISA

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MEET AIMEE

TEACHING TIP TUESDAY: MEET MAY