Parents often ask, “What are the skills my child needs in order to be ready for Kindergarten?”
This is what you can do to help your child to be ready for Kindergarten:
Children need to learn how to feel safe and comfortable being separated from their parent/ guardian.
Activities to give your child opportunities to learn to be away from:
- Involve your child in a play group
- Organized sports programs.
- Organized Day camps
Children need to be able to:
- stay focused and complete a single activity for 10 minutes (not including TV or video games)
- Complete a puzzle (about 8-10 pieces)
- Color a picture until it is finished
Children need at least 10 hours of sleep. During sleep, the brain shifts what is learned during the day into memory. Uninterrupted sleep is important. A small amount of sleep loss – even 15 minutes – affects school performance. When children do not get enough sleep, unlike adults who act sleepy, children exhibit hyperactivity.
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