Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3415  While group activities are important, it’s good for your child to also have some activities that can be done alone, such as draw- ing, shooting hoops, collecting baseball cards, rocks, or coins.  Have your child help make dinner and perform simple tasks. Ask questions such as, “How many eggs are in the refrigerator?”  The average five-year old can be energetic and fidgety. Give your child lots of attention and praise. When imagination turns to lying Children in kindergarten like to engage in imaginary play, but sometimes fantasy play can turn into lying. Your child might lie to cover the truth, to protect someone else, or to avoid an unpleasant task. Whatever the reason, you can encourage your child to be honest by creating an environment in which it’s safe to tell the truth. If your child confesses to a “lapse in judgment,” thank him/her for being honest and telling the truth. Then calmly apply fair, appropriate consequences for your child’s actions. Perhaps the best way to teach a child is to be a good role model. When children see their parents always telling the truth, they are more likely to do the same. The summer after kindergarten Children are very active at this age. Encourage your child to run, jump, climb, and swing. Since most children are beginning to develop a sense of rhythm, you may find that your child loves to march, dance, or clap to music. Children this age also have active imaginations and will often engage in imaginary play. After a year in kindergarten, children are able to do much more for themselves. Encourage your child to become more independent and self-sufficient by asking him/her to make simple decisions (e.g., what to eat for lunch, what to wear, what game to play.)