10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Posted by Stephanie Carlson on 8/22/2019


1. Read books everyday.

2. Develop fine motor skills: holding a pencil, coloring, cutting with scissors.

3. Print first name with only the first letter capitalized.

4. Learn to follow 2-step instructions: “Please go get your shoes and then put them on.

5. Use good manners: “Please” and “Thank You”

6. Talk about social skills: sharing, taking turns, positive words, talk about handling anger.

7. Help your child take responsibility: clean up messes, dress themselves, get their own snacks.

8. Practice number recognition: Count objects daily.

9. Practice letter and sound recognition. Practice saying the letters and their sounds every day.

10. Build self-esteem. Praise your child often because Kindergarten is hard!



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