Is your child school-ready?

School buses are back and taking the kids to school. Parents check on those important last minute details: school supplies, school schedule, teacher’s name, pick and drop off times and – off they go.

Many of us watch our hurried friends and neighbors and know this day will come for us. Before we know it, Alex who just turned three will get on a school bus for his first day of Kindergarten. We ask ourselves: will he be ready?

A lot has been written about school readiness. Many studies mention the importance of language and literacy as one of the most critical elements of school success; others emphasize social skills and the ability to interact with others and of course one cannot underscore the connections between health and nutrition and the ability to learn.