Do you have an incoming Kindergarten? Do you need ideas of getting your child ready for Kindergarten? I have six ideas for you!
What will you do with your son or daughter to get ready for Kindergarten? Please share!
I made this book for my son’s preschool both as a Kindergarten readiness book and as a special keepsake. I hope you have fun using it too!
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This has a great list of activities including fine motor, scissors, sensory, mid-line crossing, developing handwriting skills, ocular motor control, and eye-hand coordination. This article is by Loubina Buxamusa, an Occupational Therapist and Ann Mahoney, anEarly Childhood Specialist.
5. Learning to Tie Your Own Shoelaces
Not all Kindergarten teachers expect their students to be able to tie their own shoelaces but it does come in handy for the kids when they play sports. Here are two great posts for learning to tie a bow.
Tie bows for wreath project from Kindergarten and Preschool for Parents and Teachers.
Shoes and learning to tie them from Growing Book by Book.
6. Starting Kindergarten Picture Book of the Day GIVEAWAY
Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt, illustrated by Shane Prigmore
Starting Kindergarten might seem like entering a strange new planet. It will take careful preparation to navigate this new and strange world! The commander gives the flight plan for the day at Planet Kindergarten and the journey begins:
- Test conditions outside of our capsule (a.k.a. recess)
- Capture images for our families (a.k.a. drawing)
- Consume space food (a.k.a. lunch)
- Splashdown onto home planet (a.k.a. return home)
And the best part is that you get to do it again tomorrow! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
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