Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.

School readiness is not about ABC's and 123's

School readiness is not about ABC's and 123's

Is your child about to start Kindergarten? Have you ever wondered if they are ready to begin school? Which skills do they need to succeed not only in Kindergarten, but throughout their academic life? This week’s guest is Rebecca Weiner. She is an educational consultant and specializes in play-based learning. Rebecca and I discuss important brain skills that have been suggested, according to research, to be pivotal to a child’s academic success. Executive functions, self-regulation, resilience, problem solving skills, emotional and social skills and more. What is the best way to develop these skills? Through play! Join Curious Neuron on Instagram @curious_neuron Resources for this episode can be found on our website here: https://www.curiousneuron.com/podcast/2020/5/28/episode-13-school-readiness-is-not-about-abcs-and-123s Get a free 9 page handout to help you teach your child how to play independently here: https://mailchi.mp/186208c5732d/independent-play

Duration: 58 min

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