As your child's first and most important teacher, you can help them get off to a great start in kindergarten!
Take a look at the list below; can your five year old sucessfully do all that is listed? Not all five year olds will know or be able to do everything on this list, and that's ok! This list just gives ideas of what you and your child can work on together to get them as ready as possible to start kindergarten, and also give them the best start to the rest of their life!
You may be wondering, "Shouldn't they learn all of this in kindergarten? Why do I need to work on these things at home?" Great questions! Did you know that by the time your child is five years old, 90% of their brain is already developed? This means that you have the chance to help build their brains from the time they are born by sharing moments reading books, singing songs, and talking to one another.
You can also turn everyday moments like mealtime and bathtime into brain building activities before they even start preschool or kindergarten! As your child's first and best teacher, you've already got what it takes to prepare them to do well in school, graduate, and have a successful life!
Did you know that Save the Children has FREE programs for children 0-5 years old? Scan the QR code below with the camera on your phone to learn more about Early Steps to School Success.
Want to send a special message to Kindergarten Kasey? Visit our friends with Unify Cocke County. Click their logo below to tell Kasey about all the fun things you are learning and doing!