How to pay attention | Before speaking, make sure he or she is looking at you, and get down to eye level with your child.
Language skills | Introduce your child to new words and read to your child.
The ability to carry on a conversation with other children and adults | Talk to your child and let your child talk to you. It is equally important for a child to be able to talk to adults as children. Improve a child’s listening skills by making him/her listen. If you are constantly repeating yourself, your child gets out of the habit of listening
Knowledge of time | Give your child a task to complete and a time limit. Use a timer. Talk in terms of time with your child.
Getting along well with children of his or her own age | Give children the opportunity to play with others their own age. Children learn how to act by watching you.
Understand and use numbers | Count – Count – Count- Read signs, speed limits, prices, clocks, etc.
Parents always like to have lists of what to work on with their child. Here are a few basic concepts for children to learn. You know how your child learns and to what degree they are ready to learn something. You are the primary teacher of your child, so it stands to reason you are the best person to help your child learn the following concepts:
“top, around, most, different, alike, zero, third, over, behind, beginning, through, right, farthest, equal, corner, as many, always, pair, nearest, half, away from, separated., inside, between, below, after, above, least, midwest, row, next to, other, forward, in order, several, side, skip, few, second, center, middle, not first or last, medium-sizes, matches, left, some, not many, whole, almost, never, every“
When helping your child learn to print his/her name remember to use a capital letter at the start of a name and small or lower case letters for the rest. The habit of writing a name in all capital letters can be a hard one to break.