10 Things No One Told You About Kindergarten
Many kindergarteners lack social skills. It's important to expose your child to other kids his age before he starts kindergarten. Provide plenty of opportunities to socialize by having playdates or by taking him to the playground. Many libraries offer free activities for toddlers and this is a golden opportunity to meet other kids in the neighborhood. "Parents should help students develop communication and social skills," says Pauline Palladino, an elementary school teacher in Torrington, Connecticut. "These skills will help a student acquire knowledge, share their acquired knowledge, express their feelings, make inquiries, and interact with adults as well as peers. When students come to kindergarten with good social and communication skills, they can focus on the task of learning."