The family is considered to be one of the most powerful indicators of success for children. Parents’ literacy skills, along with their attitudes about learning, have an immense impact on their children’s academic achievement. The family is considered to be the venue for the transmission of knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another.
Enjoy the following poem that further describes the importance of home-school connection:
I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher – The tools she used were books and music and art.
The other, a parent, with a guiding hand and a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled with a touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored by her side, and polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last their task was done, they were proud of what they had wrought,
For the things they had molded into the child could never be sold nor bought.
And each agreed he would have failed if he had worked alone,
For behind the parent stood the school,
And behind the teacher the home.