Providing extracurricular activities for your preschooler can encourage their natural curiosity and their love of learning. It can also help them develop important skills like self-awareness, social development, language, and motor skills. There are countless classes and programs available for your child that are both fun and educational, but which activity is right for your child?
All parents want their child to do well in school. Too many parents think that preparing their preschoolers for Kindergarten simply involves their child knowing their ABC’s, numbers, and colors; they couldn’t be more wrong. Here’s a checklist of skills your four-year-old should be able to do by the time they enter Kindergarten. If your child does not have the above skills right now, don’t panic! But it is time to get to work before September. Your child can accomplish a lot of these skills with time and patience on your part.
Does your child have an interest in figuring out how things work? Do they enjoy experimenting with their surroundings? Even a child who is not naturally drawn to all things math and science enjoy exploring their environment. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, are activities that engage kids of all ages in these specific areas.
Your three- or four-year-old is done preschool for the year, but isn’t old enough for summer camp. How can you keep the learning and development flowing over the summer so that your child is ready to hit the ground running for preschool or Kindergarten in September?
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