Here are some things you can do:
• Encourage your child to want to learn and go to school.
• Read aloud to your child daily.
• Set high standards for your children and encourage them to try new things.
• Listen to your child. This is the best way to learn what's on his mind, what he knows and doesn't know, and
how he thinks and learns.
• Provide nutritious foods, safe places to play, regular medical care, and a regular sleep schedule for your child.
• Teach your child to get along with others, to share, and to take turns.
• Set a good example for your children. They will imitate what you do.
• Teach your child to feel good about herself and that she can succeed.
• Set limits for your child. This is a sign of love which your child appreciates, even if he or she may argue against them.
• Be generous with your praise. Always compliment your children for their efforts.
There are activities that you can engage in with your child to help prepare them as well:
Scribble, Cut, and Paste
1. Scribble: Give your child different kinds of paper and writing materials to scribble with. Provide crayons, markers,
or chalk that can be washed off.
2. Cut and Paste: Help your child learn how to use blunt nosed scissors. Practice with your child and cut out
different shapes from paper or pictures from magazines and newspapers. Paste these and other items, such
as scraps of cloth, yarn, string, or cotton balls, to paper.
1. Let your children know that you are glad to be their parent. Give them personal attention and encouragement.
2. Set a good example. Say "please and thank you."
3. Help your child find ways to solve conflicts with siblings and friends.
4.Show your children you love them through hugs, kisses, an arm over the shoulder, or a pat on the back.
5.Teach your child to include brothers and sisters in neighborhood games.
6.Teach your child to look out for brothers, sisters, and other family members.
Preschool is a time of tremendous development and growth. By properly preparing your child, you can make
the transition to preschool a confidence-building experience for both you and your child.