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Making the Move to Kindergarten
KINDERGARTEN >> Making the Move to Kindergarten
Going to Kindergarten is a Big Step 8/21/2009
What Will Kindergarten Be Like 8/21/2009

What will Kindergarten be like?

In some ways, it's much like preschool and day care.  But, kindergarten may also involve:

DEALING WITH MORE PEOPLE

A kindergarten is usually part of a larger school.  So, your child may deal with more teachers, other school staff and children.

BIGGER CLASS SIZES

Your child may be in a class with 20 children or more.  This may mean less individual attention.  But, it also means a chance to:

  • develop independent work habits
  • learn to work and play with a group
  • learn from the diversity of classmates.

MORE STRUCTURE

Most kindergartens have a daily routine.  For example, they may use the library and playground only at set times

MORE FOCUS ON LEARNING

Compared to preschool or day care, your child may spend more time doing:

  • science and math activities
  • reading and writing activities
  • pencil and paper exercises.

NEW SETTINGS AND ACTIVITIES

For the first time in his or her life, your child may:

  • use a school library
  • play in a gym
  • eat in a cafeteria
  • ride a school bus

Changes like these can help your child grow in many ways.  Talk about them in a positive way.

 

 


How Pre-school and Day Care Help Prepare Children 8/21/2009
How Can I Tell If My Child is Ready for Kindergarten? 8/21/2009
Helping Your Child Make the Change 8/21/2009
Getting Ready for the First Day 8/21/2009
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 8/21/2009
PARENTS 8/21/2009
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