Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Teach Responsibility Giving your child age-appropriate chores will help teach responsibility.  Give your child simple household tasks such as feeding the dog, helping set the table, watering the plants, or helping carry in groceries.  Make your little one responsible for things such as picking up toys, making his/her bed, and putting dirty clothes in the laundry. When you give your kindergartener a task, make sure that it’s completed. It’s important for children to learn to finish what they start. Praise your child for a job well done—and also for good effort. Make the praise as specific as you can. “I like how neatly you put the books on the shelf.” Give choices Making choices at home will help your child be better able to make choices and decisions in the classroom, and on the playground. As a part of your daily routine, ask questions such as these: “Do you want to wear your blue or your green shirt?” “Should we have grilled cheese or tacos for lunch?” “What game do you want to play tonight?”