Skills to Practice this Month
- Provide opportunities for your child to interact with other children and with adults.
- In kindergarten your child will spend much of her day with many other children and with different teachers and will be expected to be able to get along with others.
Sing the song "The More We Get Together"
"The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be
Because your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.”
"The more we sing together"
"The more we read together"
"The more we work together"
Talk to your child about things that she can accomplish working with others that she could not do on their own.
Play games that require two or more people like three-legged relays.
Have your family work together to create a mural or other art or craft project. Display it proudly in your home. Expand this idea to your extended family or neighborhood. Try a neighborhood wide service project and make a real impact in your community.
A garden takes a lot of work but if everyone works together to plant, water, and weed the garden, it will be successful. Decide who is responsible for planting, watering, weeding, cutting or picking.
Plan a family meal with your child in which everyone works together. Choose a recipe. Decide who will chop, pour, and stir.
Talk with your child about everything that must be done at home to keep the household running smoothly. Create a “chores chart” to record the chores and who is responsible for each task.