As a kindergarten and preschool teacher, there were occasionally times when an extra pair of hands would prove very helpful in my classroom. Perhaps it was a unique project that required more one-on-one attention for each child, or a special experience that required several extra sets of eyes to supervise my young ones. Also, much of my lesson preparation entailed creating materials for my students. While I always enjoyed that aspect of teaching a primary grade, the time needed could sometimes be overwhelming. I always looked for willing and able parents to lend a hand throughout the year. If your child’s teacher has extended an invitation for parents to help out occasionally, I highly recommend that you consider accepting that invitation. Sometimes the help is needed during the school day, so time off work might be needed. But for parents whose work schedules are not flexible, there can be opportunities to help your child’s teacher from home.