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Teachers don’t expect Kindergarteners to show up to school already reading and writing. What they do expect is for children to be good listeners, follow instructions and to keep their impulses in check, as much as a five or six year old can.
Ways to encourage a strong reader and writer:
- Talk to your children to help him learn to speak and understand the meaning of words. Ask questions that require more than one word answers.
- Read to your children every day. Hearing words helps him become familiar with them.
- Spend as much time listening to your child as you do talking to him.
- Create a quiet, special place in your home for your child to read, write and draw.
For more great parenting tips, check out Kimberley’s book, The Go-To Mom’s Guide.