Things to work on at home

There are many things you can do at home with your child that will set them up for greater success at school. 
 
1. Play games with your child. Make sure they don't always win, too. Children need to LEARN how to handle failure, and they learn best from us. Model good sportsmanship when winning and when losing. 
 
2. READ to your child! The more you read to your child, the more they will learn to love reading themselves. Reading doesn't just involve words, either. Point to the pictures and ask your child what they see and notice. Ask them to tell you what they think is happening, just based on the pictures.
 
3. SING with your child - silly songs, kids songs, dancing songs, church songs, anything!
 
4. Let your child write and color how they want to. They are exploring what feels comfortable to them, what writing looks like and feels like, and what they enjoy coloring. Do not focus on staying in the lines or writing things on a line. Do not focus on coloring things the "right" color. Let me connect dots, trace zig-zag lines, swirling lines, etc...
 
5. Identify colors and shapes and objects around your house/yard/neighborhood.
 
6. Play with your child. Ask them questions about what they are building, what they are doing, and why they are doing things. Listen to them use their imagination to play. Play is very important in a child's development. 
can your child do this
Can your child do this?