Activity 1: I Know Me

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Preschool or kindergarten may be the first time children are in a non-family setting. They will need to become comfortable identifying themselves to teachers and friends.

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iknowmeBenefits for Your Child:

Preschool or kindergarten may be the first time children are in a non-family setting. They will need to become comfortable identifying themselves to teachers and friends.

Kindergarten Connection tooltip

In kindergarten, positive behavior that initiates play and develops friendships will be reinforced.

Activity: A Handshake and A Smile

Role-play the first day of school. Pretend to be your child’s kindergarten teacher. Teach your child how to shake hands, look you in the eye, smile and say, “My name is Mary Smith. It’s nice to meet you.” Have your child practice this new skill with other family members, friends, and neighbors.

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Using your child’s personal information—including first and last name, age, friends’ names, and parents’ names—make up a story or song to practice.

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