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KINDERGARTEN
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
How Pre-school and Day Care Help Prepare Children 8/21/2009

HOW PRESCHOOL AND DAY CARE HELP PREPARE CHILDREN
for kindergarten. Most likely, your child has gained:

SOCIAL SKILLS

He or she may be able to:

  • Follow directions
  • Hold a conversation and speak clearly
  • Play and share with others.

PHYSICAL SKILLS

He or she may be able to:

  • Use crayons, pencils, scissors, buttons and zippers
  • Skip, jump, and kick and catch a ball.

THINKING SKILLS

He or she may:

  • Be able to pay attention and follow simple instructions
  • Know basic problem-solving skills
  • Recognize letters, words, colors and shapes
  • Make up stories, poems, songs and riddles

EMOTIONAL SKILLS

He or she may have learned to:

  • Be aware of other people's feelings
  • Use words to express feelings - instead of hitting or having a temper tantrum.

SELF-ESTEEM

He or she may feel more:

  • Independent - able to do many things without help
  • Self-confident - having a positive, "I-can-do-it" attitude

Talk with your child.  Point out the skills he or she already has - and how they'll help in kindergarten.

 

 


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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