Social and Self Help Skills

Jessica from @eat_play_read provided us with some great information about social and self help skills! Taylor from @kidsrcapable also gave us some great tips for dealing with separation anxiety. I think this information will be especially useful for your soon to be kindergartener this fall due to the current circumstances. Read the bulleted information below to prepare your child for school.

Social Skills Checklist

  • Sharing
  • Taking Turns
  • Waiting their turn to talk in a conversation
  • Listening to a story

Separation Anxiety Tips

  • Prepare students by reading stories about the start of Kindergarten
  • Practice loving, firm, and consistent “see you later” and goodbye
  • Practice calming down moments when child is not stressed.
  • Check out Go Noodle for calming activities “Bee Breaths” or “Bunny Breaths”

Self Help Skills Checklist

  • Getting dressed
  • Zipping coat
  • Putting on shoes
  • Going to the bathroom
  • Zipping and hanging up backpack
  • Hand washing
  • Opening snack/lunch items
  • Wiping nose

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