From reading to their children, to hearing their children read, parents and caregivers have always been instrumental in the process by which students go from non-readers to highly-competent, advanced readers.
The ways we teach children to read, and indeed the ways our schools work, may have changed and evolved over time. But this connection between parents and early literacy has always endured and will always be there.
In today’s rapid-fire, information-rich world, parents play a more crucial part in their children’s education than ever before. But it’s also true that parents, like teachers and students themselves, are now busier than they ever have been. The pace of the modern world, and the increased distance between parents and their children’s day-to-day lives, has made it harder for parents to keep on top of their children’s learning and participate in their journey to advanced reading comprehension.
Parents should be the champions of our schools and of their children’s learning, but often the pace of daily life, and the pace of instruction, means that they are kept at an arm’s length from the process. They might only be able to engage periodically throughout the term – or when something goes wrong.
The CARS & STARS Online program aims to remedy this, using technology to open doors for parents that let them better understand the context of their child’s learning and have a more engaged role within it. CARS & STARS Online also enables informed and meaningful conversations about learning at home, and at school, because parents are given an instant overview of their child’s progress that they can access at any time and from anywhere.
With a CARS & STARS Online Parent subscription to complement their child’s Student account, parents are able to utilise full connectivity with their child’s learning. From any device, parents can instantly call up a quick view of their child’s progress and track their progression through the program, just as a teacher can. The unique benefits of CARS & STARS Online for parents include the ability to create and edit Child accounts if undertaking the program outside of a school setting, as well as access to the program’s trademark comprehensive data analysis and detailed reports.
Whereas once a parent may have had to wait for scheduled interactions with their child’s teacher to really get a good grasp of how their child was faring at school, CARS & STARS Online offers unprecedented ways for parents to be informed of and involved in their child’s education – from anywhere and at any time.
If you are interested in learning more about the parent and child subscriptions and how they can benefit your family, then sign up for a 30-day free trial to be an integral part of your child’s reading success.