Kinder Konfidence

Kindergarten Konfidence is a set of activities to help prepare your child for school

Familiarizing asking for help

TODAY'S PLAY: Your child is probably comfortable asking you for help, but likely won't be asking his or her new teacher. The following will give your child a chance to practice asking for help through role playing.

PREP:

Try pointing out when he or she asks you for help. Let them know you are proud of them for asking for help and that it is an important skill to learn.

PLAY:

Take this a step further by asking your child to help you. You'll pretend you need help doing things your child can help you with like: "can you show me where the bathroom is?" or "I'm really sleepy, what should I do?".

Author

Elizabeth

Teacher in Residence

A summa cum laude graduate of the Boston College Honors Program with a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount, Elizabeth has been teaching elementary school for 14 years. She is also a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor with experience bringing meditation, mindfulness and yoga practices into the classroom.

Why This Matters

On your child's identity

"One recent study of 3- to 6-year-olds found that using a noun ("You can be my helper") motivates kids more than using a verb ("You can help") because nouns (such as helper or sharer) appeal to a child's positive sense of identity."

source: Parents.com