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Doctor insights on: Can A Child Start First Grade Without Going To Kindergarten

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How can I prepare my child for kindergarten?

How can I prepare my child for kindergarten?

Get excited: Help your child get excited about this next big step. In the month before attending school put a little more structure into their day with some time for arts and crafts, reading books, quiet time, practice writing name, etc. This will help prepare them for some of the activities kindergarten will have. If possible figure out what friends will be in their class and schedule a couple play dates. ...Read more

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How many hours a day should a child in kindergarten sleep?

How many hours a day should a child in kindergarten sleep?

Sleep 9-12 hours: Most kindergarteners should sleep a total of 9-12 hours per day. Not all will be at night. Many 5 year olds require a mid day nap. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of my child germs and getting sick in kindergarten?

Why am I so scared of my child germs and getting sick in kindergarten?

Normal, but: It is stressful to parent and kindergarten represents a separation where you have little control of the variables involved. Accept that you have done your best in the past to prepare the kid. Proper vaccines protect against the worst issues. The kid also has some experience with germs, building an immune system from past colds and other issues. ...Read more

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Which immunizations does my child need before starting kindergarten?

Which immunizations does my child need before starting kindergarten?

Immunization: DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella. Plus they’ll need to make up any other shots missing from the past. ...Read more

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Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia? .

Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia?

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It : It is completely normal for a young child to reverse letters when first learning how to write - it is not an indicator of dyslexia. Many kids will continue to confuse b's and d's, q's and p's, well into first and even second grade. The same is true for confusing similar spellings of words. I've attached an article that talks about dyslexia and what to look for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why might my kindergarten-aged child have a lower body temp during a respiratory virus? 95.2 axillary. Was 99.1 earlier.

Why might my kindergarten-aged child have a lower body temp during a respiratory virus? 95.2 axillary. Was 99.1 earlier.

Axillary temperature: Axillary temperature is 1.5 to 2 degrees lower than body temperature, so 99.1 is actually 100.6 to 101.1. Body temperature vaires during an infection depending on the body's response to fight the infection. ...Read more

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How old does a child have to be to have otoplasty? My 5-year old daughter's ears are much too big, and the kids in her kindergarten class have started teasing her. Is she too young to have otoplasty? .

How old does a child have to be to have otoplasty? My 5-year old daughter's ears are much too big, and the kids in her kindergarten class have started teasing her. Is she too young to have otoplasty?

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6-7 y/0: Ear growth usually is done by 6-7 years , that would be my choice to operate, but in cases where there is teasing and may affect child behavior in school , 5 sounds a reasonable compromise. ...Read more

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My son been going to speech since kindergarten now in 3rd grade and.Still having issues with speech. Will he grow out of it or is it serious?

My son been going to speech since kindergarten now in 3rd grade and.Still having issues with speech. Will he grow out of it or is it serious?

Have to be patient: Even children with special needs improve with speech therapy . Be patient and continue therapy as long as your son needs it. It may take him longer but he will get there ...Read more