Is your child ready for kindergarten?
School is officially over for most preschoolers. So now the BIG question, did your child’s preschool truly prepare your child for the skills they need for kindergarten or is the real work about to begin for you as the parent?
Preparing Children for Kindergarten and Beyond
When parents think of kindergarten readiness, thoughts of letters, numbers, shapes and colors come to mind.
When kindergarten teachers think of kindergarten readiness, they think of Executive Function qualities that educators feel are more important than academic skills. Executive Function qualities include:
- Being curious and enthusiastic about learning.
- Using words to communicate needs and wants.
- Being able to follow directions.
- Being able to take turns and to share.
- Being sensitive to other children’s feelings.
- Being able to sit still and pay attention.
- Not being disruptive in class.
- Being able to focus and finish tasks.
On June 2nd, from 5-6pm EST, I will be interviewed via webinar to walk you through the understanding and importance of Executive Function and how it serves as a foundation for school and lifetime success. You will learn specific teaching strategies to help your child:
· Focus on complicated problems.
· Control impulses.
· Set goals and work toward achieving them.
· Get along with others.
Click for more information and to register for this upcoming webinar on Kindergarten Readiness.