Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Building Basic Life Skills In Kindergarten, children are expected to be able to take care of more things on their own. By teaching your child some basic life skills, you can help your little one be more independent and confident—and more successful in kindergarten. Young children become more self-sufficient by doing things for themselves, taking on responsibilities, and learning to make choices. As children take on new challenges, it is important for parents to show that they have faith in their child’s abilities and that they are there to help. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” Ann Landers