Homework complements lessons done in class, so students generally already know how to do the homework. Also, homework instructions are, in most cases, provided in English and Mandarin. Additionally, students in the after-school program are allotted time to do homework, and the after-school staff provide homework assistance. Many parents, with children in Mandarin immersion programs, do not know Mandarin, and parents often learn some Mandarin words and characters while helping their child with homework. Most importantly, the best way parents can help is to show enthusiasm and interest in their child learning Mandarin. Experts recommend parents continue to speak to their children in their native language at home, so young children can continue to develop fluency in their first language. If parents want to help their child with speaking Mandarin, try scheduling a play date or Zoom/FaceTime session for kids to practice Mandarin together or the next time a babysitter is needed, hire a Mandarin speaking sitter.