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 16Readiness Skills Social Interactions Speaking and Listening Skills Good communication skills will help lead to success in kindergarten and beyond. Encourage your child to share his/her thoughts and ideas with you. Ask questions that require more than yes or no answers. Visit new places and talk about what you are seeing and doing. Make every outing an opportunity for learning new vocabulary. Ask your child to tell you about what he/she did that day. Read stories to your child, and as you read, ask questions to help sharpen his/her listening skills. Give your child two- or three-step directions to follow, and ask him/her to repeat them back to you. For example, “Wash your face, brush your teeth, and choose a book for us to read.” Social Skills Kindergarten opens up a whole new world of social interactions. Provide opportunities for your little one to play with other children. Encourage your child to use words to let others know what he/she wants. Play games. Games help children learn how to take turns—and how to win and lose. 10