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Kindergarten Readiness: Health & Development

One of the most important components of Kindergarten Readiness is a child's physical, mental, and social development. The first few years of a child's life are fundamental to their intellectual growth, as well as their physical, mental, and emotional growth. By establishing healthy habits from an early age, children will be well-balanced and prepared to enter Kindergarten.

In this part of the guide, you'll find five sub-topics to review:
Independence, Mental Health & Development,
Physical Health & Development, and Social & Emotional Development.

After choosing a sub-topic, this subject page will take you to a new page of the guide. As previously stated, you will find a checklist of skills related to the subject, as well as books and resources to help your child succeed in kindergarten. There will also be some tips for incorporating the five early literacy practices of Every Child Ready to Read (playing, reading, singing, talking, and writing) at home!