What Does “Being Ready for School” Really Mean?

On the first day of kindergarten, the child who is ready to learn is not necessarily the one who can count to 20 or name all the colors in the rainbow, rather it’s the child who can pay attention, take turns, get along with others and follow directions. Experts tell us that arriving at school with solid foundational skills like these is key to becoming an active, competent learner. A child who can focus, hold information and work with it, and make adjustments is equipped to begin to learn to read, write and do math.

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