In TK, we focus on building strong oral language skills. This is how you can help your child enhance their learning and development:
1) Ask your child questions and listen to their answers. Encourage them to speak in complete sentences. Resist the urge to speak for them. Let them struggle through it, with a little help from you. If you do model for them, have them repeat the phrase or sentence for practice.
2) When you ask their opinion or preference follow up with "why?" when the situation seems appropriate. Be curious about their ideas and thoughts and show them that they communicate those thoughts through speaking.
3) When reading books together, take the time to talk about what the picture is showing about the story. Have your child tell you. Encourage them to look at the details. Reading the pictures is as important as trying to read the words.
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Academic and Skill Development Focuses in TK:
Language Arts - Letter Recognition & Formation, Letter Sound Awareness, Phonemic Awareness
Math - Numeral Recognition & Formation 1-10, Shapes, Patterns, Counting orally 1-30
Fine & Gross Motor Skill Development
Social & Emotional Development
Remember that an independent child is a proud child. Encourage your child to voice their own opinions and needs, solve their own problems when appropriate, and consider people's feelings.