Volunteering at your child’s school provides many benefits to you, your child and their teachers. It’s a great communication tool for you and your child’s teacher and it shows your child that you are committed to their education too. Below are 5 rockin’ reasons to volunteer at your child’s school that benefits everyone involved.
1. Get ideas for your own crafts to do with your kids. Teachers are so crafty! They are constantly doing projects with their kids or decorating their classrooms with cute organized and educational ways. Just walking down the hallways while volunteering could open up some really creative things you could do with your children and their homework space at home.
2. Spend valuable time with the kids that interact with your child every day. Your children are with peers at school all day long. Those peers are not always taught the same way we teach our children. Kids learn so much from other children, from those lovely new words to behaviors (good and bad). Volunteering at school may give you some insight on where some of the behavior they are NOT learning at home is coming from. This also may give you an idea on who you should encourage your child to friend and maybe who to steer clear from.
3. Get to know the people who teach and influence your children. It’s nice to get to know the people who are with your children the majority of the waking day. Not only do teachers and school workers teach them, but our kids are like sponges. They pick up on everything around them and even things they are not intended to be taught, such as habits.
4. Get an insight to what your kids do all day. So many times we find ourselves as parents asking our children, “How was your day?” and we usually get the same response. “It was fine.” Or we ask “What did you do today at school?” and your child responds with either “I can’t remember” or “Nothing really.” Volunteering at your child’s school gives you some insight of what they are doing during the day without hounding them or hovering (because you are there to volunteer, right? Not to check up on them…wink, wink.)
5. Open lines of communication with your child’s teachers. During the time that you are volunteering and working with your child’s teachers they will learn valuable information about your kids. This information may be useful to them in the way they can better teach your child. They may learn ways your specific child will learn and retain information the best.
Contact your child’s school for ways to volunteer and get involved with their school. Happy Volunteering!!