Five Essential Tools That Every Parent Needs to Help Their Kiddos Excel in School

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It is every parent’s dream to see their children do better than them. This does not just happen on accident or overnight. You have to work hard to give your children the hold they need to succeed. The best way to help them get ahead is to help them do well in school. Here are the five essential tools that every parent needs to help their children do well in school.

A Library Card

If you want your child to do well in school, you should instill in them a lifelong love of reading. You need to read to them every day (in their younger years), and you need to encourage them to start reading as early as possible. You can help them discover their love of reading at the local library. Libraries have many programs that encourage kids to read. Get them a library card before they start school, and they will have a giant leg up on their classmates.

A Computer

Computers are a central part of modern life. Don’t fight it. Instead, embrace the computer as a learning tool. Buy your kids educational games that will help them learn and stay engaged. Show them educational websites that make learning fun. If you use a computer right, it can be a very powerful learning device for your children. Infinite amounts of knowledge are at the click of a button.

Sports Equipment

One of the biggest problems with today’s kids is their lack of exercise. Kids who do not get regular exercise under-perform in school. You can boost your child’s grades by encouraging them in any sport they show an interest in. Get them the equipment they need to play sports, and you will help to increase your kid’s chances of doing well in the classroom.


If you have a kid who shows interest in exploring the world, you should encourage this. You may just have a budding scientist on your hands. One of the best ways to encourage a child’s interest in science is to get them a microscope like the ones found at They will learn a lot and be better prepared to excel in their scientific studies.

A Good Desk

Children need a special study space to call their own. They will do much better with their homework if they have such a space. You need to give your kid a desk that they can call their own. Outfit it with all of their study supplies like pens, pencils and paper. Don’t forget to add a plant as well. Your child will do much better in school if they have a proper study area.

Author April R. Labarron ImgAuthor Bio: April Labarron is a native of Southern California. She has her BA in English/Literature from MSJC in Menifee, Ca. She views her freelance writing, not only as a career, but as her passion. Other areas of interest include; movies, food, singing, soccer, traveling, shopping and a continuous desire for learning.   She lives on her own and is accompanied by her Pomeranian named, Elvis. She currently resides in Temecula, CA.


  1. This is a good list. I haven’t heard of purchasing a microscope for kids at home before today. I guess it makes sense if you have a child that is very interested in science. I think a graphic calculator is also a must once your child gets to high school.

  2. These are great tips. My son has a microscope for at home and he uses it all the time.

  3. These are wonderful tips! I plan on getting my son a microscope sometime soon.

  4. Yes to the desk; having a place to study/work is so important.

  5. I agree with all of these – but especially the computer. These days, it’s getting harder to children to succeed in school without a computer in the home.

  6. These are spot-on tips! The computer is indeed the most powerful learning device for children. My boys do their research mostly via a computer.

  7. I didn’t have a computer growing up. Not even in high school. I had to use an old typewriter. But nowadays its essential to have one.

  8. That is a great list. It is so important to have a space for them to work.

  9. Those are great tips! I bet my little guy would love a microscope- it’d be a toy one right now since he’s little, but I’m sure he’d love a real one when he’s old enough!

  10. I need to find our library branch before I can get a library card. 🙂

  11. We have most of those, no microscope but we have many computers and the kids have all been to the library. I hope that kids don’t use just electronic books these days and still use old fashion paper books.

  12. I think it’s interesting that the great desk is mentioned. My girls always want to sit in crazy places to work and I’ve been considering nixing that so they can concentrate better….

  13. Even though we homeschool, we realize that these things are important too. Great tips.

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