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Kindergarten Preparation

Kindle excitement about kindergarten. Visit your school and meet your child's teacher.

Invite new school friends home to play and help your child build strong friendships.

Never forget safety. Teach your child safety rules—whether walking or taking the bus.

Discuss what your child will be learning in school—colors, numbers, shapes, and letters.

Explore your neighborhood together. Talk about the world you live in.

Review the good behavior expected of your child, such as following rules and taking turns.

Get involved at your child's school. Join the PTA/PTO or other parent organization. Volunteer in the classroom.

Answer your child's questions about school. Reassure your child that school is fun!

Read to your child daily. Visit the library together.

Turn every day into a learning experience. Let your child help with everyday chores.

Encourage your child to eat well, get enough sleep, bathe daily, and brush teeth twice daily.

Notice the new things your child is learning to do. Reinforce your child's progress with praise.