Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Did you know that August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month? Here are a couple easy things that you can have your child do to get ready for the big transition:

  • Practice writing her name. One fun way to do this is to send postcards to loved ones, and have her "sign" the bottom.
  • Practice letters. While the weather's still nice, go on a neighborhood letter hunt, spotting letters on signs. Spend read-aloud time with great alphabet picture books like Chicka Chick Boom Boom and I Stink.
  • Practice getting dressed by himself. What better way to get dressing practice than by playing dress up? Pull out old Halloween costumes and clothes for different season and while away the hours with some quality pretend play.
  • Practice numbers. Give her practice counting from 1 to 10 with a hopscotch board on the sidewalk, and practice counting while jumping rope or hopping on one foot. See who can go the longest!
As parents, we may never be ready for our little one to go off to Kindergarten, but our kids can be ready.

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