For Kindergarten Parents
So, your child is starting Kindergarten...
Wondering how you can help make this milestone a joyful experience for you and your child?
Teaching your child to be as autonomous as possible is a great way to prepare for Kindergarten. Children feel empowered, confident and proud when they learn to do everyday things on their own.
As obvious as some of these skills seem, children need to be taught how to do them.
Fine Motor Skills
Some children need more practice manipulating tools such as scissors, pencils etc. They need your assistance, guidance and regular practice to use these tools correctly. Make sure that your child has ample time to practice these skills before they begin their school year.
Gross Motor Skills
It is important to build a strong knowledge base.
In order to help us in this endeavor we ask you help in reviewing the following item listed below. These skills are learned best through games, song and interactive activities. Storing of information for accurate recall is more likely to occur if the information is presented in different modalities, has meaning, and is enjoyable.
Thank you for your supporting your child during this exciting and stimulating period of their life.
You can hold a dress rehearsal for kindergarten a few days before school. Your child should start sleeping his/her twelve-hour nights. Wake him/her up at the time you would on a school day, dress him in school clothes and drive to the school. Talk through the routine. Finally, don't let your own nervousness show. If your child senses your anxiety, he may also become upset.
It would be helpful if you could teach your child to:
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to having a wonderful year!
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The Children’s World Academy Kindergarten Teachers