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
Reading to our children increases and enhances a multitude of skills such as vocabulary building, reasoning skills and sequencing to name a few. But the following is something that you can do to enhance their memory and attention to details
As you read to your child take time to explore the illustrations. Then think of a question regarding the picture and turn the page. Ask your child the question and see if they can answer from their memory. This taps into and strengthens their visual memory.
For example if this picture were in a book you could ask one of the following questions:
- How many people were in the picture?
- What were they doing?
- What instruments were they playing?
This can be very helpful and fun but be aware that not all children may enjoy this. Please do not insist on playing this game if your child resists. Reading is too important to important to interfere with. There are many other activities that can accomplish the same goal. However, if your child enjoys it, it would be helpful to include it in your reading routine, once or twice, while reading a book.