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 16Writing Kindergarteners spend a good deal of time in school learning to write. Help your child practice writing letters and numbers. Have paper, pencils, and crayons readily available for writing and drawing. Teach your child how to write his/her name with the first letter capitalized, and the rest in lowercase. Reading One of the greatest gifts parents can give their child is a love of reading. Read to your child every day. As you read, move your finger under the words to help your child learn that words go from left to right. Regularly visit the library and check out books to read. (Dr. Seuss books are great for this age.) Read the same favorite books over and over. Ask questions while reading, “What do you think will happen next?” “What would you do?” Preschoolers learn vocabulary at the rate of five to six words per day. Words such as“Stegosaurus” are not only fun for children to say, they also help children learn to distinguish sounds. Visit the library, get books on a subject your child is interested in, and help your child learn new vocabulary. Vocabulary Explosion 7