Using the letters in CHILD this is an acronym to remind parents of easy ways they can help their child be ready for kindergarten. This goes beyond academics, but is a reminder of how important it is for parents to have direct interactions with their child on a daily basis. Do you have a preschool parent meeting or are you trying to engage that one parent that needs some guidance. If so, this is an easy to use resource. Talk about it, add your own ideas, and send copies home with parents.