If you read our previous blog on “The Importance of Kindergarten Readiness” you will already be aware of why it is so important to prepare your children for Kindergarten. We touched on some ways to get your children ready however this article will go into far more depth and provide you with a range of tips on how to easily prepare your child for their soon to be, new learning environment. While some tips might be simple, or obvious to you keep in mind they might not be obvious to some. If you did miss our previous blog, preparing your child for Kindergarten is crucial for their early brain development. Not to mention the simple fact that preparedness directly correlates with ones’ success.
- Read to your Child Regularly:
Reading is extremely important, especially from a really young age. While it’s obviously extremely educational and stimulates early brain development, it can also assist in the generation of their imagination and creativity. Not to mention, reading is extremely soothing and can have many sleeping benefits.
- Get Musical:
Even if you don’t play an instrumental or consider yourself a talented singer, introducing music into their lives can be an effective way to encourage their creativity and introduce them to new sounds and experiences.
- Encourage Responsibility:
Encouraging responsibility is such a great way to inspire growth and taking responsibility for their actions. Not to mention, early development of leadership skills can be a great way to inspire independence, individuality and personality development.
- Get Involved:
Get involved with your children and their activities and games that they enjoy. More than you know, they will appreciate your support and involvement. Not to mention, it’s a chance to bond while doing something they love. Getting involved is such an important step in the process as social skills is a huge part of Kindergarten preparation; sharing, talking, watching and playing with other children is a huge part of early brain development.
- Encourage Educational Activities:
Encouraging educational activities is potentially the most powerful way to prepare your child educationally for Kindergarten. While, educational preparation isn’t the most important, it can be useful in early brain development.
- Give them Freedom:
A lot of these tips involved impressing a particular activity or “way of being” onto them, which is obviously important as a parent. However, it’s just as equally important to let them go and enjoy their lives as they wish. Personal development is extremely important – self-discovery leads the way for future success.
Hopefully this article has been useful to you in learning how exactly you can easily prepare your children for Kindergarten without being too intense or hard on them. It can be easy to forget sometimes that even though they’re children, they need their space and their own time just as much as we do.