Everyone wants their child to be successful in the transition from home or pre-school into kindergarten. Not every child arrives to school with the same set of tools. Even though they may all have pencils and crayons in their pouches, all children do not start off with the same cognitive skills. In fact, there are sometimes big gaps that often relate to family income level, race, or ethnic background. Children who arrive at school behind may continue to struggle to keep up throughout their education, limiting their future opportunities.
The good news is that you can help your child gain school readiness, regardless of your situation, through love, devotion and following some simple steps. We call these The Basics; five nationally-recognized, scientifically-proven ways for parents and caregivers to help children reach their full potential. Babies start their brain development before birth, so it's important to begin using The Basics as soon as possible. Doing so will help you and your baby learn and grow together in a fun way!