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Ready for Preschool : Prepare Your Child for Happiness and Success at School - Nancy B. Hertzog

Ready for Preschool

Prepare Your Child for Happiness and Success at School

Paperback Published: 15th May 2008
ISBN: 9781593633110
Number Of Pages: 198

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With high demands being placed on kindergarten children to learn skills such as reading, writing, problem solving, and test taking ("The New First Grade," "Newsweek," Sept. 11, 2006), the academic expectations for preschool children naturally are increasing, as well. Ready for Preschool gives parents the support and strategies they need to implement activities to help stimulate learning and increase their child's knowledge before entering preschool. The author, a nationally recognized early childhood researcher and preschool director, also provides tips for preparing children emotionally and socially for school pressures and demands. Topics covered include school readiness, the relationship of the child to the school environment, behavior and emotional growth of preschool children, partnerships between home and school, and tips for parents for making the transition from home to school. The author also provides a unique section on what parents can do to provide a home environment that fosters learning in young children, including activities for increasing a child's learning through everyday tasks parents perform such as grocery shopping, cleaning a child's room, and cooking dinner. Further, the book includes a detailed discussion of the varying types of preschools available, along with helpful checklists, tips, and resources to aid any parent in preparing his or her child for entering preschool.

Introductionp. 1
Ready to Learn or Ready for School?: Getting Ready vs. Readinessp. 7
What Can Parents Do?p. 33
Enhancing Social and Emotional Competenciesp. 77
Choosing a Preschool for Your Childp. 103
Strengthening Partnerships Between School and Homep. 137
Letting Go: Making the Transition From Home to Schoolp. 151
Final Thoughtsp. 163
Resources for Parentsp. 171
Referencesp. 189
About the Authorp. 197
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ISBN: 9781593633110
ISBN-10: 1593633114
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 15th May 2008
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.07