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Take the pledge!



- Read aloud to your child daily.

  • Help them discover the joy of reading at an early age, because providing children with an early literature-enriched environment can lead to greater academic success in the future.

- Prepare your child for kindergarten. Education should begin in the home, so find ways to make everyday activities an opportunity for learning.



- Help your child become a reader.

  • Check out this free booklet from the US Department of Education. It contains tips and activities to help promote a love of reading in your household.

- Help your child learn math


1st Grade

- Develop positive study habits.

  • Parents should take an interest in the homework that their children bring home and find the most effective ways to help them with assignments.
  • Look to this brochure for more tips.


elementary children2nd Grade

- Read, read, read – everyday!

  • Follow the link to a list of award-winning children’s picture books. And then, visit your local library!
    • Award Winning Children's Picture Books


3rd Grade

-Discuss careers and the type of education needed for particular careers.

  • Visit http://nvcis.intocareers.org/loginmain.aspx?SiteType=1. Use the username, ncis, and the password, nevada. On the left, click “occupations”. Then explore the many career opportunities and the education requirements with your child.
  • Learn more about all the colleges and universities in Nevada.
  • Start a college savings plan.


4th Grade

- Encourage children to ask adults they come in contact with where they went to school.

5th Grade

- Make a family trip to see a college campus. Let your children see it’s a fun place… check out the library, bookstore, student union, etc.

  • Take this scavenger hunt worksheet with you for a fun activity while on campus.


Funded by the Department of Education and brought to you by Nevada P-16 Advisory Council and Nevada System of Higher Education

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