Booklets

Gesell Institute offers two important booklets about the important connection between family and school.

Ready or Not: Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

This small, but useful guide reflects current research and practice which will further help parents and educators understand their developing children and students, with consideration of their readiness for traditional academic work. This booklet comes with a brief checklist of readiness signs.

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Gesell’s Guide for Parents and Teachers: Understanding the Relationship Between Families and Schools

This helpful guide delves into the important relationship between home and school, and explains how the role of assessment plays into connecting teachers, parents and the child to the most appropriate learning environment.

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Pretend Play and Brain Growth: The Link to Learning and Academic Success

This Gesell booklet discusses the undeniable importance of pretend play in the growth and development of young children.  After exploring the definitions and theories of play, it examines the relevant brain research, and explains the long-term academic benefits of pretend play and executive functioning skills.  Intended for parents and educators, it includes ideas for promoting pretend/socio-dramatic play at home and in the classroom.

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