With some of the backpack monster snack we made yesterday, a hat for the sun, a jacket, and of course a backpack, your child is ready to go…to the playground. A playground has all kinds of opportunities to practice and develop readiness for kindergarten.
- Time at the playground is more than working off energy. Whether or not your child knows how to pump the swing, the back and forth motion is a basic rhythm. The slide is up/down. There’s climbing, jumping, running, pushing, pulling, etc. Coordination, timing and position in space are a few more.
- Playing in the playground is not just good for kids’ physical development but social, too. For instance, sharing equipment, waiting a turn, interacting with others.
- Many children learn to overcome their fears about trying something new as they venture to play on the equipment, and other emotional challenges.
- There’s lots of things to count at the playground: steps, swings, number of times, etc. And lots of things to talk about and new words to learn.
Backpacks and playgrounds make a terrific pair to help support children for kindergarten readiness.
FREE ONLINE COURSE
Enroll in this free online course, Brain Power and Play for Young Children, to learn how to boost your child's brain power before kindergarten!