The essential tool for parents: Sign in or sign up and create a profile to customize the toolkit based on grade level, access helpful tips on parent-teacher conferences, and take notes on any of the available resources for each of your children.
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The Parent Toolkit App is designed to help you navigate your child’s growth and development from Pre-K through 12th grade in the classroom and beyond. For each grade, the app offers benchmarks to see what your child will be learning in school, and recommendations for diet, sleep and physical activity. The grade-by-grade tips work into your everyday schedule to support what your child is learning and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Choose whether you want to browse through academic or health and wellness benchmarks and tips. The academic information will help you ensure your child is on the path to success. It also provides helpful advice on homework, parent-teacher conferences and supporting learning at home. In the health and wellness section, you’ll find tips on encouraging physical activity, eating a well-balanced diet, and ways to make sure your child gets enough sleep.
Set priorities for you and your child to come back to using The Parent Toolkit App. A priority is an item that you mark as important to your child’s development. It can be something you want to review later, or a tip you want to remember to try. Use the “+” button to mark items as priorities and create a list for review later. You can then mark items as completed once you’ve accomplished your goals. You can also share helpful information and tips throughout the app with family, friends, and more using social networks or email.
The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News' Education Nation and sponsored by Pearson. The Toolkit is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage of your child's academic development and health and wellness.
The Parent Dashboard provides you with a snapshot of the child profiles you have set up, as well as the priorities you have set for each of your children. A priority is an item from the Parent Toolkit that you mark as important to your child's development. It can be something you want to come back to later and review, or a tip you want to remember to use.
Benchmarks help you see what your child will be learning this year. On this screen, you can view benchmarks and mark them as priorities for your child.
Academic tips are actionable hints you can use anytime to support what your child is learning in the classroom. From counting stairs to baking together to help with fractions, there are many ways you can help your child learn at home. Health and wellness tips provide ideas for working physical activity, adequate sleep and healthy eating into your everyday schedule.
Academic guides help you prepare for your next parent-teacher conference or meeting with a school counselor (for high school students). Guides in the health & wellness section help you prepare and gather ideas for questions to ask at your child's next doctor's check-up.