Using Summertime to Prepare Your Child for Pre-Kindergarten

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 21, 2020 at 1:09 PM

Setting your child up for success begins with you! As a parent, you are your child’s very first teacher. School readiness is not just about learning the ABCs and 123s—young children need to learn skills such as: listening to a set of instructions, following multi-step directions, becoming comfortable with routines, sitting quietly for whole group instruction, keeping hands to themselves, and self-regulation. 

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Topics: Lower School, Pre-kindergarten, Pine Crest School, Fine Motor Skills

Develop Your Child's Fine Motor Skills

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 21, 2019 at 4:15 PM

Families applying to independent schools often ask how they may prepare their children for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. While each school may have different admission criteria, one area that many schools evaluate is a child’s fine motor skills.

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Topics: Admission, Pre-kindergarten, Fine Motor Skills