Is your little one ready for school? How do you know?
As your child’s #1 educator, you will have a lot to do with your child being ready for kindergarten. There are readiness exams and other measurement factors, but you will be able to tell whether your child is ready better than anyone or any exam.
There are emotional, physical, and yes intellectual factors involved.
“Nurturing relationships are the essential foundation for learning.”
Children learn many things from parents including:
- How to follow instructions
- Solve problems
- Stick to a task
Head Start Centers, parenting classes, your local library, and other resources exist to help you.
Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive preschool program designed to meet emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs of three and four-year-olds and their families.
Head Start Uses a Foundation Of:
- Engaging Interactions and Environments
- Ongoing Child Assessment
- Research-Based Curricula and Teaching Practices
- Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning
Remember that children learn through play. One of the best ways to prepare your child for school is through active, engaging play activities.
“Play is more than just fun for babies and children. It’s how they learn, and how they work out who they are, how the world works and where they fit into it.” ~Raising Children Network