If you find that your child is still really struggling after a number of efforts at home, there is one final thing you can do. The option of hiring a personal tutor is becoming more popular throughout the States. Personal tutors can help your child get to grips with things they never used to understand and provide a more personal form of education. The personal tutor will become more of a friend to your child, than a teacher, meaning the teaching style will be vastly different to that of their school. It's one of the best ways of helping a struggling child.

Treat math as part of playtime _ This is an extension of number 2. This should alert you that you can take math outdoors. As you walk or bike outside you will notice the house numbers on both sides of the street. Use this as an opportunity to explain odd and even numbers. Encourage kids to count their toys, such as cars, dolls, action figures, Lego pieces. Purchase stimulating toys such as puzzles and spatial toys such as shapes and blocks to bring out that interest in geometry. This allows you to integrate math without appearing to be pressuring them to learn.

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