Helping children to develop readiness for school is goal of both parents and schools. A national education goal states that "all children will enter school ready to learn". Howard County Maryland has a such a program entitled 'Ready at 5'.
As part of this program, all children in the county are now being issued my book Listen and Listen to prepare them with readiness skills. Listen and Learn helps children understand the different parts of good listening, and why it's important. Learning to listen is the first academic skill children need in order to learn. Good listening helps children focus and absorb the other lessons taught in school. It is also vital to developing communication, social skills and friendships at school.