10 Ways To Track Your Child's Educational Progress
Mother, Baby & Child|July 2017

School’s out, but that doesn’t mean we’ll stop planning for the next academic year. Your children will be learning new skills over the summer, and it’s a good time to take a good look at where they’re headed in terms of educational progress while thinking of your involvement for the coming back-to-school season. Here are some ways to track your child’s development:

1 Be present at school. There’s no better way to keep an eye out on your child’s progress at school than being present in the classroom. While many schools welcome parent volunteers, others keep parents involved with regular meetings, in-classroom parent participation and drop-off/pick-up classroom visits.

2 Try some educational apps. Some parents still treat the iPad as a toy, totally oblivious to the wealth of developmental apps out there. Many apps are implementing new technologies to track children’s educational progress, also offering parents in-app platforms where they have access to built-in trackers summarising their child’s status with time-specific data and statistics.

3 Develop milestone ‘checklists’. Checklists, brochures, booklets, fact sheets: they’re not just for the office! While many of these developmental tracking tools are available ready-made, you can create your own using internet resources or even just plain pen and paper.

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