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Helping adults prepare children for kindergarten and life.

Show #12: 3 Tips for Life Long Success

Sleep!

  1. preschoolers typically sleep 11-13 hours a night
  2. afternoon nap or quiet time can be beneficial
  3. sleep depravation signs: cranky, irritable, yawning, rubbing eyes, falling asleep in the car, having to wake up your child every morning.
  4. consider a bedtime routine (let child help create!) and stick to it most nights!

Plan!

  1. take notice of how your child “learns best”
  2. know the kindergarten readiness checklist
  3. plan activities & time to play & educate your child

Read!

  1. make 20 minutes a day a habit
  2. engage child in reading: ask questions (opinion, comparison, prediction etc..)
  3. check list of age appropriate books on our website or ask your local librarian

Resources

  • www.teachingstrategies.com
  • “Extraordinary Parent” by Lynn Fielding
  • www.ifnotyouwho.org