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Health Tip: Help Toddlers Prepare for School

(HealthDay News) -- As your child nears school age, you should focus on developing skills to help ease the transition.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how parents can help prepare kids for school:

  • Teach your child to play well with others, including discouraging crying and fighting.
  • Teach the child to listen well and to be quiet when a story is read.
  • Practice using the potty independently.
  • Teach your child how to work with buttons and zippers.
  • Teach your child his/her name, address and phone number.

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