Are You Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

I can guarantee you that you are already getting your child ready for kindergarten.  I will list 8 ways you are teaching your child how to be successful in kindergarten and then I will add some additional tips for getting your child even more prepared for kindergarten!

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I have seen kindergarteners cute as buttons sitting, following directions, listening to stories, raising their hands to talk, tieing their shoes and THEN I have seen the complete opposite.

I’ve seen kindergarteners run out of classrooms, slap other children, interrupt their teacher, etc. VERY SHOCKING and SCARY!

 




They usually are the children that were not prepared to share attention, toys, follow rules, follow directions, etc. If you are reading this post, then you are a committed parent wanting to make sure that your child is ready for kindergarten. You want to make sure that your child has a good year as it’s an important beginning to their learning success!!

Preschool will help with the basic tasks of being in a classroom, following rules, having social skills, learning academics, etc. It’s a GREAT exposure to life in kindergarten and it helps your child get used to routines, schedules, classroom rules, classroom procedures, classroom expectations, etc.

Getting your child ready for kindergarten is what you’re already doing! This is the list of ways you are already preparing your child for kindergarten and a few more tips to build upon what you’re doing already!

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8 Ways YOU ARE Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten!

1. If you repeat the alphabet with your child, teach both the upper and lower case letters, etc., you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

You can also help your child by practicing the sounds of the letters.

2. If you have taught your child to count from 1- 20, then you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

You can also help by teaching your child how to sort items by color, size, and shape.


 

 

 

 

3. If you have taught your child to zip and unzip a coat, then you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (MOTOR DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

You can also help by teaching your child to turn knobs and open doors.

 

 

 

 

4. If you have taught your child to practice using scissors to cut shapes, then you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (MOTOR DEVELOPMENT).

You can also help your child by teaching them to tie their shoes.


 

 

 




 

 

 

Ways YOU ARE Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten!

 

5. If you have given your child directions for playing a game,  getting ready for a walk,  a special project, then you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

Try 2-3 step directions (take your coat off and sit at the table), (get your book, sit at the table, and open your book to the first page), (walk over to the rug, sit down, and raise your hand if you have on the color red ), etc.

6. If you have asked your child questions starting with who, what, where, when, or why, and they respond, then you’re preparing your child for kindergarten. (LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

You can also help your child by giving signs or special commands such as “criss-cross applesauce” to sit cross-legged.


7. If you have had friends come over to play, (they took turns playing with a toy or making sure a third child wasn’t left out, etc.) then you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

You can also help your child by explaining the characteristics of a friend and point out when they are being a good friend (and when they’re not).

8. If you have played games with your child (and they know they have to take turns, know that they can’t win every time, etc.)  then you are preparing your child for kindergarten! (SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT).

More ways to prepare your child (which you may also be doing):

You can also help your child by teaching them to express their emotions – when they feel frustrated, mad, jealous, and help them to deal with their emotions by talking instead of talking out, etc.


So as you can see, you have been getting your child ready for kindergarten! There are several more ways that you can expose your child to kindergarten life!

 

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There are tons more ideas to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Please let me know what else you need to know about kindergarten readiness. Either leave me a comment below with your email address or email me at mrs.dehm@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!