The purpose of this page is to help parent(s) teach their child(ren) and ultimately better prepare them for the Kindergarten Entrance Exam.
Parenting for School Success — Key Skills
Listening Skills / Following Directions
Probably the #1 reason children tune out of kindergarten is their inability to listen to verbal directions or lessons. Practice giving your child a verbal direction and teach them to respond without having the direction repeated. Similarly, your child should respond to you when you call their name the first time, rather than get into a habit of calling their name repeatedly. This will do wonders for their self esteem in kindergarten, as the teacher will view your child as a “good listener.” Teachers treasure good listeners!