How can parents prepare their children for kindergarten socially?
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Host: How can parents prepare their child for kindergarten socially? Dr. Rene Hackney: To prepare a child for kindergarten socially one of the best and easiest ways just to enroll them in preschool in a year to two before. They learn about sitting at circle time and about taking turns and being nice to person sitting next to them. If you are not enrolled in preschool, which is also a fine decision, the idea would be giving them repeated play dates with the same children. So, they have a change to build real friendship and build that interaction with other children. Other things you can be doing socially is taking them on outings and taking them on field trip, so they are getting a sense that the world is bigger than just their bedroom and the backyard.