Do you have a little one headed off to school soon? You’ll love this useful collection of tips to help your child get ready for kindergarten!
Are you ready for an exciting new series? This Reading Mama and I are teaming up to bring you ten weeks of tips and activities to get your child ready for kindergarten!
But before we begin, let’s chat.
What is kindergarten readiness?
It’s a hot topic.
You’ll find lists of 50 or more things your child should be able to do before kindergarten, from cutting a 3-inch circle to identifying all the letters of the alphabet. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find early childhood experts who are troubled by such lists. They believe that lists of academic skills detract from the more important social, emotional, and behavioral readiness skills that kids need before starting kindergarten.
It’s all about balance.
Even if my preschooler is already reading, he’s not ready for kindergarten if he cries at every turn, doesn’t know how to play independently, and lacks self control.
On the other hand, academic learning can coexist with social development. Teaching our children the alphabet in creative ways does not mean that they lack time to learn through play. It’s even okay to teach our preschoolers to read, if they’re ready.
What will you find in this series?
Becky and I will be be sharing practical, meaningful activities that every family can do. Get This Reading Mama’s perspective to learn a little more
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