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
Social & Emotional
Encourage your child to persist in tasks when encountering a problem by giving them tasks slightly above their current ability level. When your child cannot find a solution on their own, encourage them to calmly ask for help.
Play board games to practice taking turns.
Set up several play dates with friends of various ages.
Though video games, iPads and television can be instructional and entertaining, it sets up a difficult transition to the kindergarten environment where children must rely on their auditory skill more than anything else. Evaluate how much screen time your child engages in. When you go out and your child gets bored, introduce other activities such as art or coloring, picture books, or cultivate the art of oral story telling. All these activities will help your child become more creative and be able to more fully participate in kindergarten lessons.
Set up a routine so your child will know they are expected to clean up their toys.