Kindergarten may be cute, but it represents a huge step for a child. And as most parents will tell you it’s a huge step for them as well, because a youngster who’s ready for formal education is a youngster who’s ready to succeed.
With that in mind, the good folks at Nick Jr. have come up with Beyond the Backpack, a free web site designed to help parents and caregivers properly prepare their children for kindergarten. Designed as a complement to the network’s curriculum-based preschool programming, the site is loaded with activities and resources covering everything from literacy, health, and social skills to early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts.
And with Dora the Explorer as your child’s guide, could it be anything less than fun?
Nick Jr. is a commercial-free, educational preschool network from Nickelodeon. You’ll find it on channel 301 of your DIRECTV SCHOOL CHOICE programming package.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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