Back to School Rules: 7 Things to Do to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

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Talk it up
Make your child excited about attending kindergarten by talking it up. Tell her about the fun things she will experience, the new friends she will... more 
Photo by: Heriberto Herrera via Stock.Xchng
Talk it up
Make your child excited about attending kindergarten by talking it up. Tell her about the fun things she will experience, the new friends she will make, and the valuable lessons she will learn. Share stories about how you felt when you first went to kindergarten. Let her know that this is a momentous occasion in her life that she should be excited about. Use a calendar to count the days until the big day to generate more anticipation.
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Thu, Jul 18, 2013 2:58 PM EDT

It wasn't long ago that you were cradling your child in your arms and tickling her tiny little feet. Now, that precious bundle of joy has grown up and she's ready to take off out of your arms and start kindergarten. This transition can be difficult, especially if you don't take the time to prepare for the emotional and logistical challenges of sending your little darling off into the big world. To make sure that your child enters this new phase of her life with a solid social, emotional, and academic foundation, you need to make some preparations and take some specific actions to get her ready. Click through for 7 things you can do to prepare your child for kindergarten! -By Frederick J. Goodall

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