When a child is born we don’t often think about their first day of kindergarten or graduating from high school. But consider the fact that 80% of a child’s brain develops from birth to age three! During this time parents have a very important role in determining their child’s later success in school and life.
Below are some resources that will help you be your child’s first and best teacher:
Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
www.michigan.gov (search Kindergarten Transition)
Shining Stars: Toddlers Early Literacy
Shining Stars: Preschoolers Get Ready to Read
Becoming a Reader - Five Elements
Ways to Improve Fine Motor Skills