3 Skills To Practice With Your Child Before They Start Kindergarten
For parents of rising kindergarteners, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers an online readiness toolkit.
For parents of rising kindergarteners, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers an online readiness toolkit — GetSet4K — with tips and ideas for skills development, health and wellness and book recommendations. Here are three skills parents can practice with their child before school starts.
1. Kindergarten skills development.
Praise your child for having good manners, using common expressions of courtesy, and cooperating with others. Upon entering kindergarten, your child should be able to interact with other children and adults in a cooperative and courteous manner.
2. Getting ready to read.
Make book sharing time a special time for you and your child. Children who enjoy reading will want to learn how to read. The single most important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success is reading aloud to children. This is especially true during the preschool years.
3. Health and wellness.
Help your child choose a backpack and practice using it safely. Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can cause problems for children. Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints and lead to back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems
Find more at cmlibrary.org/getset4k.