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Forest Trail Elementary

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

  1. Read to your child every day.
  2. Work on fine motor skills with playdough, legos, cutting, sand, etc.
  3. Practice writing their name with the first letter capitalized.
  4. Learn to follow 2 step directions.
  5. Use good manners!
  6. Learn social skills such as sharing, taking turns, asking for things they want politely, etc.
  7. Help your child take responsibility such as cleaning up after themself, getting dressed, etc.
  8. Build self-esteem by allowing your child to struggle and overcome obstacles.
  9. Teach them to become problem solvers.
  10. Have fun and let them be kids!