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How to prepare your child for kindergarten

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Published by Fearon Teacher Aids in Carthage, IL .
Written in English



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  • Readiness for school -- United States.,
  • Kindergarten -- United States.,
  • Early childhood education -- Parent participation -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Florence Karnofsky and Trudy Weiss.
SeriesSmart kids, better grades
ContributionsWeiss, Trudy.
LC ClassificationsLB1132 .K27 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1033632M
ISBN 100866539328
LC Control Number93227610

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Whether books are checked out of the library or bought at the market or a bookstore, good children's literature provides the rich language needed for your child to be successful in school," Dr Author: Anne Zachry. Here are some tips to help you prepare your child for Kindergarten: Help him to develop independence at home. Encourage your child to dress himself, take his coat on and off and hang it up, use the bathroom without assistance and wash his hands without constant reminders, and put on his own shoes.   Starting kindergarten is an important milestone for your child. As a parent, you need to make your child ready for kindergarten. You can work on developing social skills on them, read books with them and more. Get all the list to prepare your child for kindergarten/5(14). Reading books like The Night Before Preschool and The Night Before Kindergarten are a great way to get your children to open up about their feelings about starting school for the first time. Read the books together and ask them questions to get the conversation started and ease any first day of school jitters.

Take your child to the pediatrician for a checkup, and make sure all immunizations needed for kindergarten are up to date. Tell your child what to expect. Talk to your child about what kindergarten will be like to help them start preparing for this big transition. Emotionally preparing your child—and yourself—for preschool might take more intentional effort. Below are a few ideas to smoothly make the transition. Preparation Tips Before Preschool Starts. Visit the preschool. Visit your child's classroom and meet the preschool teacher a few days ahead of time. Show your child the class schedule if one. Before you dive into what you can teach your child to prepare for kindergarten, remember: kindergarten teachers know that children vary a lot when they start kindergarten. Kindergarten classes are designed to reach this widely varying group of kids. To me, kindergarten-readiness means the child is ready to listen to the teacher, and ready to work things out with other children. But since the US kindergarten curriculum assumes children entering kindergarten will know certain things, many parents get anxious about getting their child kindergarten .