What’s the best way to prepare your child for school? Here is some advice as well as a wealth of links to help:
Children need to interact with real materials. They need opportunities to socialize with other children and adults. They need to be creative in their play. Constructive play means children are allowed unstructured playtime with real materials to encourage building, problem solving, and learning through doing.
Too much television viewing, video game playing, and computer use may cause obesity, lack of effort in schoolwork, and poor social skills.
Children should know how to respect adults and other children, take turns, share, and follow simple directions.
Encourage movement activities such as running, jumping, skipping, swinging, climbing, twirling, sliding, and hanging. Hike, bike, swim, ski-whatever! What better way to learn about our environment?