The Importance of Family Engagement

By engaging with your child, you are helping improve their overall socio-emotional well-being and behavior. As a parent, you already have what it takes to provide your child with proper developmental opportunities.

Ways to create positive outcomes with family engagement:  

  • Involve your child in discussions, tasks, and decision-making.

  • Show warmth and sensitivity to your child and those around you.

  • Be a good role model.

  • Make eye contact when talking.

  • Be specific with directions when asking something of child.

  • Ask follow-up questions.

  • Allow your child to help with tasks, such as list-making, chores, grocery shopping, and meal time.

  • Play with your child.

In partnership with Vroom, BY5 works toward achieving parent success, school readiness, and grade-level reading. 

Vroom, with strong support from the Bezos Family Foundation, provides materials and resources to aid families in recognizing when their behavior is stimulating their child’s brain in a positive way. Through these efforts, Vroom strives to inform parents that they have the skills to benefit their child’s development. For more information and Vroom videos, visit www.joinvroom.org/about.