Browsing articles tagged with " kindergarten readiness"
Aug
19
2016

Tips for the First Day of School

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts: A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy LunchHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to [...]

Jun
22
2012

Five Online Math Games to Build Your Kindergartener’s Skills

Guest Post By: Catie Keeler   The internet makes it simple to find resources that reinforce the math skills your kindergartener is learning in the classroom. Printable worksheets, interactive assessments and games are everywhere. Of course, games are the most fun, so in the spirit of both fun and learning, here are five free online games that can help your child …Related Posts: Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler A Home Made Lunch is [...]

Jul
25
2011

Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler

Try to read books with your child every day, even if it is only for a short time.  Books can become a source of comfort and are a great way to wind down, share cuddle time and make the transition to bedtime or a nap.  But don’t just rely on books; employ reading moments throughout …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy What Every Kindergartner Needs to KnowTips [...]

Mar
21
2011

A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy Lunch

As I walk through the cafeteria each day at school I am often amazed by the home made lunches I see.  A lot of parents obviously feel that a lunch made at home is better than one purchased at school, but sadly this is often not the case.  Busy schedules and an unawareness of proper …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksThe 10 School Supplies Your Child NeedsTalking to Teachers About [...]

Oct
3
2010

Puzzle Words to Help Teach Your Child the Alphabet

   When helping your child learn the letters of the alphabet, begin with the lower case letters.  An easy activity game is to make a puzzle name tag.   Write each letter of your child’s name on a separate index card.  Use lower case letters except for the first letter of his name. Mix the cards up and lay …Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolFive Online Math Games to Build Your Kindergartener’s Skills [...]

Sep
6
2009

What Every Kindergartner Needs to Know

To be ready for kindergarten children should master these skills before starting school: 10. Hold a book properly; 9. Hold a pencil or crayon and write with it; 8. Recognize the numbers 1-10; 7. Count up to 10 items; 6. Sort items by color, size, and kind; 5. Follow routines and two step directions; 4. Work and get along with other children; 3. …Related Posts: Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerTips for the First [...]

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