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 16Encourage socialization Get to know the other kindergarten parents, and set up play dates with your child’s classmates. To help your child feel at ease in new situations, provide opportunities for him/her to experience different places and people. Promote individual interests While group activities are important, it’s also important for children to have some activities that can be done alone, such as painting or collecting baseball cards. Limit screen time Limit TV, video games, and computer time. Be interested and enthusiastic Talk to your child about what happened at school each day, and be interested in what he/she is learning. Ask specific questions, such as“Who did you play with today?” “What did you have for a snack?” Show pride in your kindergartener’s accomplishments and display samples of his/her artwork and writing. This will be a year of big changes. Your kindergartener will learn some of the basic skills needed to read, write, and do math. He/she will also learn how to follow class- room rules, and how to get along with others. As your child grows and develops new skills, he/she will become more independent and self-confident. It will be a year of tremendous growth! 15