Ways to help develop English skills for Kindergarten

A question was recently asked: How do families new to Canada get their preschoolers ready for Kindergarten? This brought to mind how often our ELL students often have younger siblings at home who will be entering our schools and will be learning English.

Here are a few ideas to for new families that may help support their little ones English skills development:

Encourage new parents to register with their local school, and ask what is going on around the school that they can be involved with.  Having the opportunity to play with language and become used to hearing English will go a long way in helping students be more prepared and comfortable for an English environment when they start school.