Hudson Valley Parent

November 2013

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parent check in, silliness on the field, fooling around on the sidelines, and not have their attention wander off the game and their coaches the entire time," says Daw, who believes that in most instances this is a developmentally inappropriate feat to ask of any 4-year-old. According to Dr. Russo, "When younger children are given an additional year to work on social skills before entering kindergarten, they do so with greater confidence, self-esteem, an ability to focus and a readiness to learn." Academic readiness Another factor in the decision to redshirt is the academic readiness of (Continued on Page 20) Advice from a kindergarten teacher: Kindergarten teacher Tanya Daw offers this advice is for all parents of kindergarteners for the first few months of the school year. For young kindergarteners, it should extend to the spring: • Cancel all after-school activities. Your student has spent seven hours giving their best. They do not need to work overtime! Love Foster As a KidsPeace foster parent, you can make all the difference in the life of a child. Elmsford: 5 West Main St. Suite 104 Elmsford, NY 10523 845-331-1815 Kingston: 200 Aaron Court Kingston, NY 12401 We respect our clients' privacy. The models represented in this publication are for illustrative purposes only and in no way represent or endorse KidsPeace. © 2013 KidsPeace. WHERE YOUNG MINDS GROW Open Houses Thursday, January 16 9:00am-11:00am Wednesday, January 22 2:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday, January 28 9:00am-11:00am I I I Discover Dutchess Day • Push up the bedtime. If it was 8 p.m., then make it 7:30. Kindergarten is draining! Sunday, February 9 2:00pm-3:30pm • Give them quiet time in their room or someplace quiet right after school. They need some time to regroup. Come visit our picturesque 29-acre campus and experience what Dutchess Day has to offer your student. Please contact Christine Whiting, Director of Admissions, to schedule a tour or to attend one of our Open Houses. Financial assistance information available upon request. We look forward to seeing you. • Please don't interrogate them about their day. The information will come when they have finished processing it. Family dinners and/or bedtime seems to be the best opportunities for information dumping. Preschool through Eighth Grade Traditional learning in an innovative environment. I 415 Route 343, Millbrook, NY 12594 845.677.5014 I Hudson Valley Parent 19 n hawk meadow montessori school preschools elementary schools middle schools foster parents foster parenting

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