Some schools have already started their new year, but September 1 seems to be the official beginning of school. The best way to start something new is with a celebration. At celebration get-togethers children learn about socially acceptable behaviour in a group. This is more than just kindergarten readiness.
The classroom can be overwhelming with so many other people and children feel less anxious if they have had some experiences in large groups. It’s difficult for them to feel comfortable in unfamiliar situations. Group practice helps them develop their confidence.
With lots of family events in many communities this weekend, you may be able to find a group activity for fun and readiness for kindergarten at the same time. Happy New School Year!