Back to School Road to kindergarten more than child’s play ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe From left, Christian Collins, 6, of Medford; Mia Rossetti, 3, of Melrose; and Sonya Vaysman, 3, of Malden, wear tie-dyed shirts they helped make for a luau at Little People's Childcare in Medford. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Nicole Carroll, 3, of Medford ducks under the limbo stick held by Nicole Wu (left) and Eileen Giliberti, the owner and operator of Little People's Childcare. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Demi Stavrianopoulos, 4, of Medford jumps over the limbo stick. Giliberti says that teaching children social skills is crucial to getting them ready for kindergarten. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Sonya Vaysman, 3, of Malden, runs through a tunnel formed by fellow students. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Henry Calle, 4, of Medford, also runs through the tunnel of students. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Students dance in tie-dyed shirts they made for the luau. In the front row (from left): Jake Cataldo, 5, of Medford, Calle, Carroll, and Stavrianopoulos.