Often teachers of young children extend invitations for parents to lend an extra hand helping in the classroom, assisting with projects, preparing materials, or volunteering in other class-related activities. I routinely utilized parent volunteers and welcomed parents into my classroom. The parents often told me how much they enjoyed seeing their child’s world firsthand, getting to know other children in the classroom, and observing the classroom routines and environment. The children were also delighted when their parents volunteered. Children understood how busy parents could be, and the fact that their parents took time to share in the school experience was a loving gesture that children appreciated.