Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? What You Should Know About Kindergarten Readiness by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Parenting
a year ago

Getting kids ready for kindergarten means ensuring they know their ABCs and 123s, but it’s also important to prepare your child for independence. Kindergarten means being independent with self-help skills. Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Can they open their lunch box, a yogurt, snack bag, and put a straw in their juice box? 
  • Can they unzip their backpack and zip up their coat? 
  • Can they wash hands without help? 

Take time this summer to get them ready by practicing these skills. They are critical for a child's classroom success and they even help improve self-esteem!

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