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Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN
Preparing for Kindergarten

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Upon entry to kindergarten, you can do many things to prepare your child.  You can prepare them to:

  • Go to the bathroom by themselves
  • Hold a pencil properly
  • cut with scissors
  • recognize letters in their name
  • know basic shapes
  • recognize some numbers
  • know most of their colors
  • sit and listen to a story
  • follow 2 to 3 step oral directions
  • teaching them to master tying, nose wiping, washing hands, clothing


 

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Socially, the children will be part of a cooperative classroom culture when they are in Kindergarten.  You can help them to be successful by preparing them to:board games

  • Know how to play nicely with other children, and how to use their words to solve problems.
  • Know how to share and care with others.
  • Play games to learn turn taking and "losing gracefully"
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More tips for a successful start:C-Handwriting without Tears

  • Talk to your child as often as possible.  For example, talk about the colors of the vegetables in the grocery store.
  • Make reading part of the daily routine.  Try to find 10-15 minutes each day to sit down, read and talk about a book.
  • Play listening games.  Hide a small object and give your child directions on how to find it.
  • Sing songs and play rhyming games.
  • Point out letters and numbers in everyday places.
  • Offer your child lots of encouragement.  Children who are self-confident learn to read and write more easily.
  • Take your child to parks where s/he can socialize with other children.