If you have a child who is preparing to enter preschool, pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in the fall, I would like to give you permission to shift away from skill and drill on letter names, color and shape identification. I, along with the early childhood teaching team, encourage you to prepare your child for school by having a set list of simple chores (jobs, to do’s) that can be completed each day.
Much of what we do in school involves asking children to complete tasks after hearing and seeing two or three step directions. Chores or daily jobs involve a series of steps that can be repeatedly daily, and this repetition builds more success and hopefully jobs that are completed better each day!
And, to make this blog post more credible, there is research support. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love research that promotes the benefit of daily chores for my own children.
To find out more details about the benefits of learning two step directions, visit Connect With Kids.