Introduction

Introduction

Is my child ready for kindergarten? Can we and should we start preparing for this transition early on? What really matters?

Is my child ready for kindergarten? Can we and should we start preparing for this transition early on? What really matters? Here are some valuable tips on getting your child ready for school.

Many parents wonder how they should prepare their child for school. Are they doing enough? Too much? Most of the time, school readiness is acquired on its own. “Children develop as a whole simply through daily routines and games, as long as they’re exposed to a variety of quality experiences,” assures Caroline Bouchard, education professor at Université Laval and child development psychologist.

Recent findings in child development indicate that preparing children for school is nevertheless useful and fun for both parents and children.