Inspire creative play and safe exploration

When your child is capable of independently reaching what interests them, purposeful play and exploration become implicit tools for identifying, in themselves and others, the mental events that drive conduct.  From conception to analysis, they discover feelings inform preferences; attentions convey intentions; and goals direct actions.

Engage in conversations

The interplay between genes and environment performs a significant role in gray matter maturation.  While the genes program the brain to recognize human speech, detect sound differences and interpret word meanings, the environment supports a framework for useful language, dialect, and accent.  The confluence of nature and nurture teaches your child to talk.

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Developmental Science advises that happy, confident children don’t begin kindergarten prepared to learn without evidence of successful, early attachments from birth.  A child depends on personal interaction to provide the favorable physical, emotional and intellectual experiences necessary for optimal brain growth.  Without these conditions, their evolving mind will be different from those of well-nurtured children.

Institute routines

Predictable daily rituals communicate a sense of security for your child.  Being able to rely on positive occurrences allows them to gain from expectations and better understand their expanding social world.  Routines facilitate the advancement of functioning memory, mental elasticity, and exercised inhibition, all requisite skills for school readiness.

Discipline with compassion

We should start with more instruction than correction, and end with more self-regulation than external restriction.  Mobile children need consistent limits and patient adult supervision to aid them in their perception of safety.  An important life lesson is teaching your child how to manage their emotions and behaviors until they can control them on their own.

Read early and often

A cardinal forecaster of academic success or failure is the size of your child’s vocabulary upon entering kindergarten.  To build vocabulary and comprehension, we must go beyond the ten thousand words used in conversation and look for the less common words found in printed text.  A typical children’s book incorporates three times more of these words than an adult uses when talking to a three-year-old.

Provide warm and loving responses

When children create effective relationships with their caregivers, they learn the ways in which other people think and realize “I am with them.”  When caregivers stay receptive to children’s signals and needs, they strengthen the brain’s neural connections for social skills and encourage “they are with me.”  Your child's desire to belong links them to a fundamental motivation that is universal across all cultures.

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