Canyons District’s “More for 4” has been created to help parents of 4-year-old children learn quick, fun, and easy activities that will build excitement for kindergarten.
Please plan to join us at a More for 4 Parent Academy on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Altara Elementary, 800 E. 11000 South, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free.
“The aim of the More for 4 program is to work as partners with parents to support the growth of children in the areas of early literacy, numeracy, motor, language and social development so they can be successful in kindergarten,” said Terri Mitchell, coordinator of Canyons’ early childhood programs.
Mitchell says parents who attend the More for 4 Parent Academy are presented with tips to use in everyday life to prepare their children for school. For example, she says, parents could reinforce early knowledge of numbers and quantity by asking their child to count out five dinner plates in order to set the table. They also could ask their children to count the number of red cars they may see while running errands.
Both exercises are easy ways to help children learn about numbers and colors, she said. Participation in the More for 4 Parent Academy is not required. It is designed as a support for parents whose children will attend kindergarten in the coming year in Canyons School District.
Free, on-site child care is provided at the events, which are conducted in both English and Spanish.
Questions? Please call the District’s Office of Evidence-Based Learning at 801-826-5045.