The school year is about to begin and I’ve had a lot of parents ask me if their child is ready to start Kindergarten. Here are my tips on what you should introduce to your child before school starts, to begin the year off on the right foot!
Name, Phone Number, Address
Write Their Name
Your child’s teacher won’t expect their handwriting to be perfect, but if they’re going to grade their work, it must be legible. If you know the proper strokes for each capital and lower case letter, have your child practice with you at home. Carefully watch them and correct them as needed. If you rather they work independently, this is a great handwriting book to introduce the proper strokes at home.
Shoes and Jackets
Zippers and Buttons
Zippers and buttons can be the most challenging parts of children’s clothing, especially when it comes to bathroom time. In Kindergarten, bathroom breaks are usually whole group, in the hallway, with all 20+ children. Can you imagine one little ‘ol teacher having to button and unbutton each child’s pants so that they don’t have a dire emergency? Do your child a favor and have them master buttoning and unbuttoning their pants as well as teaching them how to zip their pants up and down before the school year begins.