Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten Infographic
The Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten Infographic features everyday things families can do to make sure their child enters Kindergarten ready to learn. When a child enters kindergarten ready to learn, they start building a foundation for school success.
Top 6 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
- Read every day
Reading books, street signs and other words in your child‘s world increases vocabulary, knowledge and ability to recognize letters and words.
- Talk with your child
Use language to describe emotions and behaviors, and surroundings, activities, and objects. Ask your child questions and give them opportunities to ask questions, too!
- Give choices
Even small choices, like which shirt to wear, can help build your child’s confidence and develop independence.
- Model positive problem solving
Use positive words in your household to resolve conflicts and help your child understand the consequences of his or her actions, and how those actions can affect others.
- Encourage imagination and creativity
Children are more likely to be good problem solvers when they can use play to learn and express themselves.
- Provide different opportunities to learn
Early experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), supports academic growth, and develops early critical thinking, reasoning and language skills.