How do I help my preschooler during lockdown?
Children ages zero the five will need the most one-on-one support from parents while at home during the pandemic. Over 90% of brain growth happens before Kindergarten. Early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life – positive or negative – helps shape how their brain develops. While this may feel like a lot of pressure while in the isolation of the COVID19 crisis, ReadyKids is here to offer as much support as we can virtually.
Our ReadySteps program has videos and play ideas gleaned from their evidence-based curriculum from their in-person playgroups. Their early childhood experts also offer parents advice on recognizing a child’s feelings and helping them name them, as well as how to prepare for going back to in-person school.
We also recognize that sometimes parents just need a break. Self-care is crucial to sustaining a nurturing presence with children. For those moments of respite, we offer our staff reading books to children.