As families begin to prepare for children heading back to school, for some this is their child’s first time attending “the big school.” Excitement about new things can also bring anxiousness about the unknown. Ask your child how s/he is feeling about going to kindergarten. If your child seems less than excited, reassure her it is okay to feel a certain… Read More »Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here They Come!
As summer time approaches and many children will be entering Kindergarten this fall, parents and teachers alike are left to wonder, “Are they ready?” and “What does Kindergarten readiness really mean?” Consider this: One in every four children under the age of four years old have experienced some form of trauma in our country. According to Judy Darling LMSW, IMH-E@IV of Transforming Teachers, social emotional… Read More »A Stressed Brain Cannot Learn
Whether parents choose to homeschool or enroll in institutional methods of education, the pressure to academically prepare for what’s next is increasing year to year. Buzzwords such as “Kindergarten readiness” coupled with the Third-Grade Reading Law signed by Governor Snyder this past October surely have many parents wondering how to ready their young learners. As an Early Childhood Advocate and toddler… Read More »Worksheet Worries