School Readiness Skills
Gross motor development is important because it uses big muscles which are necessary for coordination. Gross motor activities help develop both sides of the brain and how they work together.
Fine motor development is important because these are the muscles necessary for writing and many other day to day activities.
Along with shape recognition, color recognition is an important step in cognitive development for children. It plays a part it object recognition, and helps a child develop the descriptive language skills that will aid them in communicating more clearly.
Letter recognition is the precursor to literacy. As children learn the letters, the can build on that to learn the sounds the letters make. The next step from there is reading and writing.
Getting your child comfortable with math early will help them do better as they get older. These simple skills are a good place to start.
I can do it myself! Independence is the source of self-esteem But bustling hallways, crowded buses, and cafeterias can be intimidating. Support your child to become independent at school by discussing what it will feel like to be part of large groups. It is exciting to be a student in "Big School."
The world looks different from the window of a school bus. Can your child recognize where to get off the bus?