Wednesday, October 19, 2011

200 Kindergarten "Prerequisites," aka Everything You Need to Know to Preschool Your Own Child

I think of these two lists often, so I wanted to share them with my tens of readers out there, in case you haven't seen them yet.

There's 100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten as well as 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten. If you're looking for the pre-K canon, the latter list will do you right, and if you're looking for a list of memory-making, character-building, stimulating, vocabulary-and-neuron-enhancing childhood experiences, the former list has you covered.

They say that children who have been read a thousand books before kindergarten are best prepared for school (it sounds like a lot, but it's just one book a day for three years). I feel strongly that reading these 100 books 10 times each would provide many of the same benefits, although of course you should treat yourself to much broader reading.

My favorite unusual suggestions from amongst the "to do" list suggestions are:

10. Try ice-skating
29. Hold a newborn baby (to see how much they've grown)
88. Learn to twirl spaghetti on a fork

Your faves? Do you have a baby bucket list? Please share your ideas in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Make macaroni art
    Take a real train ride
    Stomp in puddles