This will make a baker’s dozen of how hockey can help with kindergarten readiness. Angela Crocker, author of “Social Media for Dummies” has a 4 year old son. I asked her if watching the series has been a learning opportunity for him. She answered: “Absolutely … He’s asked many “why” questions, learned to read “Go Canucks Go”, kept track of the score and done the math in his head on how many goals are needed to win. He’s also taken it upon himself to make blue & green Canucks’ flags with paper, crayons, scissors, tape & wooden skewers without grown up help.”
That’s a lot of learning, for sure. When children are excited and involved, the learning possibilities are tremendous. Angela also commented that she was surprised by the depth and focus of her son’s attention and the questions he asked as he tried to figure things out. Attention skills are a key area of readiness for kindergarten as is the motivation to understand.
Whether events are ordinary and everyday or something different and unusual, there will be lots of ways to help children learn and to develop their readiness for kindergarten. What have been some of the learnings for your little one? Thank you Angela, for sharing your experience and comments, and thank you to your son!)