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|July is not too early to bring out the backpack!|
Children are always growing and developing!
Social –Developing socials skills to interact appropriately with others (including parents, peers, caregivers and teachers) helps children establish relationships and maximize learning. Several studies have confirmed that a young child’s success in school is significantly influenced by the quality of the teacher-child relationship.
Just because your child isn't in school, doesn’t mean they can't be learning! Their brain is constantly growing and absorbing new information from the world around them. Help them grow and learn by doing at least one of these activities every day during the summer:
• Reading an age appropriate book.
• Practicing numbers and counting.
• Singing the ABCs.
• Writing their name and the alphabet.
Physical Health and Motor Skills – A child’s health and well-being contributes to school success. Healthy children have fewer absences and are able to concentrate on learning rather than being distracted by physical discomforts like toothaches, headaches, earaches or hunger.
Emotional – Children who self-regulate emotions and behavior approach life confidently, and tend to be interested, highly motivated, and persistent learners.
Language – Communication skills help children express feelings, solve problems and develop relationships, all of which are essential to success in school and in life.
Learning – A child’s curiosity, motivation and competence are key to success in school and lifelong learning.
In addition to preparing children to enter kindergarten “ready to learn,” school readiness programs ensure teachers and schools have the skills, programs and services to meet the needs of incoming children, and work with parents and community to build and strengthen supports for early learning and development within the local community.
For More Information:
8 Things I wish I knew before my child started kindergarten
Mr. Rogers tips for starting kindergarten
Preparing you child for Kindergarten-First 5 San Diego