Notes on Parenting

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tips to get your Child Ready for Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten can be quite an adjustment for children and parents.  Your little angel is now going to school.  Here are some steps, taken from, to consider to prepare yourself for kindergarten.
  • A month before, or as soon as possible if less than, start establishing a routine to prepare for the transition.  Get up earlier, eat a packed lunch, and anything else that you feel will help prepare your child for kindergarten.
  • Read some books about going to kindergarten.
  • Ask if you can bring your child in to get familiar with the room.
  • Meet the teacher and principal of the school.
  • Make sure that your child has the appropriate immunizations.
  • Teach your child to say “please” and “thank you”
  • Plan now not to drag out “good bye” on the first day of classes.

These are just a couple of recommendations.  You can go to for more information.  Or even implement plans, and activities that will help you and your child prepare for the transition to Kindergarten.

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What are some things you have, or will be doing to prepare your child for Kindergarten?



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