In an earlier blog this week I talked about the importance of bonding and connecting to others. In kindergarten, there are increased demands on kids socially and emotionally just because they are part of a new group. Helping kids practice in groups, such as playschools, parent and kids groups, etc. also helps them develop this kind of readiness for kindergarten.
It also helps them later as they connect to wider and wider groups, such as teams, communities, colleges, professional associations and even countries. Memorial Day recognizes those for whom the connection to others was a life and death commitment. Spending part of the day in a group setting with your child, is one way to honor Memorial Day at a child’s level. It will help your child connect to others all over the country and beyond.