It is the first day of kindergarten and so many questions are running through your head as a parent. The main question I recall having when dropping off my son for his first day of kinder was:
IS HE READY FOR THIS?
There wasn’t a manual on things to do when preparing your toddler for kindergarten and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Since then, I have joined our CFBISD family as an advocator and educator in/outside of the classroom.
My colleague and I sat down and had an in-depth discussion on the current classroom expectations for kindergartners and the importance of the parents introducing various experiences while guiding discussions and questioning with young children.
**NEWS FLASH PARENTS**
It makes a tremendous difference in the transitioning your child from a toddler to a kindergarten. These experiences can occur by simply reading books to your child.
Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion, calling for pediatricians to advise all parents about the many benefits of reading aloud, which promotes literacy and social-emotional skills. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.