Ready for school?In the first five years of life, a child’s brain grows to 90% of its adult size. Your child starts to learn from the day he or she is born. As your child’s first and most important teacher, you can help him or her learn more and prepare for school success from the start. Singing, speaking, and reading to your infant are the first steps in helping your child get ready for school success.
At school, your child is probably picking up social skills such as following directions, taking turns, and getting along with others that are key to kindergarten success. At home, from birth, you can work with your child to develop important early reading, writing, and math skills that will help your child succeed. Reading aloud daily, practicing holding a crayon or pencil and drawing (even scribbling) and later, tracing/writing letters and numbers, matching rhyming sounds by making up funny poems, counting in cooking together, and playing games identifying shapes and colors are all fun ways for your child to acquire skills that will prepare for kindergarten.
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