Tips for a Successful Kindergarten Year
Parents are encouraged to help their child be ready for school by honoring the following practices:
- Establish a consistent bedtime. A good night’s sleep is important to a student’s academic and social success.
- Try to establish a family reading time each evening.
- Encourage your child to work independently to get dressed and undressed, put on shoes and boots, and use the bathroom.
- Establish clear, reasonable, and consistent expectations for your child with regards to behavior. This will help them develop a positive attitude about their education and establish positive friendships with classmates.
- Encourage your child to share.
- Provide your child with the best possible send-off each day (proper clothing, breakfast, and a hug).
- Avoid your child spending time late in the evening or early morning watching T.V. or playing with an electronic device.
- Talk through the events of the day with your child including plans for after school (pick-up, walk home, various activities, etc.).
- Check your child’s backpack routinely and return messages, notes, and field trip forms promptly.
- Reach out to your child’s teacher with questions or concerns and for assistance and support.