Teach children important skills
One of the most important skills that a parent can teach a child is the ability to read. Teaching a child to read is not something that has to wait until he or she begins school; it is actually beneficial for a parent to begin reading to a child as soon as infancy to help develop language and reading skills. Parents do not need extensive training or to attend special programs.
According to The National Institute for Literacy, there are many things parents can do with their children at a young age to better prepare them for reading and writing at an older age. Some strategies they suggest parents use at home include: