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Is Your Child Prepared for Kindergarten? 9 Ways to Find Out
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 7:57:13 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the Internet, finding resources to help children learn is as easy as the click of a button— but how do you figure out what will actually help them prepare for kindergarten?
Is your child ready for kindergarten? To a teacher, a child prepared for kindergarten has the skills to participate in class in order to learn the concepts and skills taught throughout the year.
Whether your child is a toddler or just about to enter pre-kindergarten, here are nine indicators of kindergarten readiness as well as tips for helping your child prepare for formal schooling.
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Encourage your child to do as much as she can on her own when doing puzzles, coloring, or creating art projects.
Your child can manage his or her own clothing.
Have your child practice using zippers, buttons, and snaps.
Your child works and plays well with other children.
Take your child to a playground or set up play dates to accustom your child to playing with other children.
Introducing basic concepts in various subjects (such as reading, math, and science) will also help your child get used to the topics they will learn in school, so that it does not seem all-new and strange. Trusted programs such as ABCmouse.com provide thousands of activities and easy-to-use lesson plans developed by experts in early education.
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