Ready…Start…School! by Sandra Rief is a must have for all parents of pre-school and kindergarten aged children.
This easy-to-read, parent friendly book offers practical guidance on the ways parents can help stimulate and nurture their child’s development of: reading and writing; language and communication; thinking and reasoning; social, emotional, and behavioral; and gross and fine motor movement. Included are numerous strategies, games, and activities that are educationally sound as well as enjoyable for ongoing school success.
Some of the topics include:
*Deciding to enroll a child in kindergarten or to wait another year
*Preparing a child for the social and behavioral expectations of school
*How to develop a child’s problem-solving skills
*Strategies for developing emergent and beginning reading skills
*The importance of art, music, and movement in the life of a young child
Two sections provide valuable guidance and know how to parents:
* What to Do If You Suspect Your Child Has a Development Delay or Disability stresses early intervention and the team approach to helping children.
* What the Experts Say includes interviews from experienced preschool and kindergarten teachers and directors.