MINT HILL, NC – If you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in August, now is a good time to think about kindergarten readiness. This is especially true if you are preparing your first child for kindergarten. The notion of preparing your first child for kindergarten can be overwhelming, not to mention doing so during a pandemic. What can you do to prepare your child for kindergarten and maintain the level of excitement that a child should have in embarking on a very important milestone? There are many reputable sources that detail what skills and knowledge a child should have upon beginning kindergarten. Among the list of skills and knowledge is knowing and recognizing the alphabet. This is something that parents can begin to expose their children to as early as age two. Learning the fundamentals should be a fun experience and who better to introduce your child to their ABCs, but your child’s first teacher, you. There are many different ways to teach your child their ABCs. The foundation of all learning is reading. Read, read, read! Immersing your child in language and making story time fun and interactive will help to cultivate your child’s love for learning. It’s also a good idea to begin teaching your child the letters in his or her name, beginning with the first letter. Another approach is to take about four or five letters at a time and find activities that introduce those particular letters. The Measured Mom blog has some great ideas for fun interactive alphabet activities. Please subscribe to The Inside Instructor Podcast for practical tips on how to make learning fun and a part of everyday life.