Many parents are concerned with how they can help their child be prepared for school. Below are a few tips to get your child ready for kindergarten.
Before kindergarten work with your child on:
-Saying and writing their first and last name
-Uppercase and lowercase letters and sounds.
-Writing uppercase and lowercase letters.
-Singing the abc's with your child.
-Using scissors and glue.
-Identifying numbers and counting to 10.
-Taking turns and sharing.
-Listening and following directions.
-Taking care of basic needs (restroom, tissues)
-Telling an adult if something is wrong.
-Most importantly- read to your child! Listen to nursery rhymes, create a library of books.
How can I help my chid throughout the school year?
*Talk to him/her about what they are learning.
*Practice letters reading sight words NIGHTLY!
*Ask students to explain their answers. "How do you know?"
*Read to your child. Talk about the pictures. Ask Questions.
*Make sure your child is prepared for school each day. (Getting enough sleep, checking folder nightly, coming to school on-time)
*Visit the library
*Go on trips with your child to places like the zoo, the post office, the supermarket. You can talk and even write about these experiences with your child when you get home!
*Make learning FUN!
Click the links to the left for additional information on how you can help.