Supporting your child's learning out of school

As a parent, you are the first and most influential teacher your child will ever have. Through supporting your child's educational development you can bestow a love of learning that will last a lifetime. From talking and playing to reading and maths, your child will benefit endlessly from your support and encouragement as they take their first steps in their education. Below, we offer some advice and practical ideas to help you support your child.

How can you enhance your child's education? The What Your Child Needs to Know series is designed to help parents become meaningfully involved with their child's development and give them the best start in life.

A Core Knowledge education is not just for those children who attend a Core Knowledge school. The resource books are beautifully illustrated, engaging introductions to the body of knowledge that will help all children as they embark on life. These books can be used independently of your child's school curriculum to establish a coherent, knowledge-rich foundation for their education.

Using these books will allow you to support your child's learning through engaging educational activities during your quality time together. Each book contains suggested activities for you and your child, along with advice on further resources to enrich learning at home.

If you are unsure about where to begin, Core Knowledge Project Director Emma Lennard, an experienced primary school teacher, has written a short guide based around key areas of learning here: Help Your Child