Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's time for a check-up!

You've taken your children for check-ups with a pediatrician since they were two weeks old.  You know their height and weight percentiles, their booster shot schedule, and whether or not they've reached certain developmental milestones. But do you know if they are on target for kindergarten readiness? 

5 to Thrive is a campaign run by ReadySetSoar to help ensure that every child in Montgomery County is ready for kindergarten.  They maintain an excellent website that has links to local school districts with registration information, but most importantly it has an interactive readiness check-up for children ages 1 through 5 years.  The results give parents and caregivers ideas about what they can do to help set their children up for success in school.

And if, by any chance, you also have books in your house that need a check-up, take home Penelope Popper, Book Doctor so that everyone (and everything) is ready for reading!

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