My child can already read. Will she be bored in kindergarten?

In Kindergarten, children learn many other important skills in addition to learning how to read. Your daughter will learn basic math skills like counting, pattern and shape recognition and simple addition and subtraction. She will have the opportunity to practice important social and emotional skills like turn taking, sharing and making friends. Kindergarten also teaches children how to listen, observe, share opinions and follow directions. She will work on her fine and gross motor skills and be introduced to the process of scientific inquiry. Throughout the day she will also be engaged in a number of music, art, literature and play activities. So while she may be ahead of the curve when it comes to reading, there are plenty of other activities that should keep her interested.

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.