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Letter: Preschool is where children learn social skills
First Published Feb 05 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 05 2014 12:07 pm

I fully agree with Emily Cook’s view on students’ learning behavior and social skills starting in preschool ("This Olympic athlete knows preschool matters," Opinion, Feb 2).

If a child doesn’t learn this in preschool, when will he/she learn it? This message needs to be consistent and, for some, may need to be repeated every year.

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As paraprofessionals working playground duty at a Title 1 elementary school, we teach behavior and social skills every day on the playing field. We constantly and consistently try to instill focus, self-regulation, patience, respect, persistence, obedience to directions, sharing, learning to stand in line and more.

This can only help them to focus and learn in the classroom.

Marilyn Marshall

Salt Lake City

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