Kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child, but it can also be a scary one. It is one of the first major transitions that your child will go through in their life. As with most things in life, preparation is key. Over the course of the next two blogs, we will look at several things you can do to help your child prepare for kindergarten.

Motor skillsChildren are encouraged to practice creative expression at Cross Timbers Preschool & Daycare in Owasso, OK.

In kindergarten, your child will be tasked with a variety of different exercises that require fine motor skills in a way that they probably aren’t used to. Take time to work with them on properly holding pencils and other writing tools with their thumb and forefinger. Introduce them to scissors, glue, and other craft materials so that when they encounter them in class they are already familiar with them.

Being part of a group

Kindergarten may be the first time that your child has to interact within a large group of their peers, especially if they did not go to preschool. Work with them on taking turns, sharing, and playing with others. If possible, try to schedule several play dates over the summer leading up to the school year.

As you can see, there are many simple things you can start doing now, at the beginning of the summer, to help your child prepare for kindergarten. While it is impossible to guarantee that your child will have a smooth transition into kindergarten, helping them prepare in advance improves the likelihood that they will experience many early victories. Contact us today to learn more about our kindergarten education programs in Owasso.