As an adult it is often frustrating when you don’t know how to do something. Now imagine how your kid might feel on their first day of school, throughout that first year. Your child will be exposed to a whole bunch of new things in Kindergarten and we want them to be comfortable not knowing how to do something. That’s what playing these activities really do: they help your child become familiar with learning. They get comfortable with the learning process and grow confidence in themselves as a learner.
For example, your child may or may not be asked to write their name on their first day of school. Either way we want your child walking into school knowing that they are supported by you and their teacher and that they will figure it out. They may get it quickly or not. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that they keep trying.
Spending time with your child to introduce them to things they may see early on in the classroom will help build their confidence as learners. This isn’t about getting it right, but rather enjoying the learning experience together.