- Author: Sue S. Manglallan
Children with strong attachment to their parents are more readily able to adjust to life at school. They are used to consistent routines, which are established at home and continue in the school environment. If a child feels safe and loved they are more likely to feel confident about themselves and to develop secure relationships with their peers, creating a better school experience.
Parents can support their young children with school readiness skills in many ways. High parental involvement in activities such as reading, telling stories, singing, talking and playing with young children contribute to early literacy and language skill development. These skills will be important to school success. Through warm and caring and consistent interactions with their children, parents build trust in their children.