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A Guide for Parents of Preschoolers
"Children learn step by step in a process that takes time and patience. They vary a great deal in the rate they make progress and in what holds their interests."
"As a Parent, you can learn a lot about our child's learning and watch
for signs of possible problems. Here are some things to look for and
discuss with your child's teacher:
- Starting at age 3 or 4: Does your child remember nursery
rhymes and can he play rhyming games?
- At about age 4: Does your child have difficulty getting
information or directions from conversations or books
that are read aloud to him?
- Kindergartners: Is your child beginning to name and
write the letters and numbers that he sees in signs, books,
billboards and other places?
- At age 5: Can your child play and enjoy simple word
games that use alliteration, in which two or more words
start with the same sound? For Example:Name all of the
animals you can think for that start with 'w'."
Information provided by:
National Association for the Education of young Children
Helping Your Child Become a Reader , Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Kathryn Perkinson, Lance Ferderer.