Moving into kindergarten is a big step, whether your little one is coming from a public preschool, a private one or a home-based preschool program. As you make the transition to kindergarten, there are some basic skills that you’ll need to work on together before the big day arrives, along with some things you’ll need to consider as a parent. These 30 blogs are all about helping children master those skills before school starts, and helping you make the right decisions for him when the time rolls around.
By the time your child is ready to begin kindergarten, he should be able to recite the alphabet with few problems and be able to recognize letters independently. These skills make up the foundation of reading and writing, and are emphasized heavily in most curricula. In these five blog posts, you’ll find information on promoting these fundamental skills, along with tips and tricks to help your child master them.
- Why is Letter Recognition Important?
- Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child the Alphabet
- Letter Recognition
- Teaching the Alphabet
- 7 Strategies to Teach Alphabet Letters
Having a basic understanding of shapes and colors is one of the primary building blocks of cognitive development, which is one of the reasons why most preschool and kindergarten programs emphasize it so heavily. The activities, ideas and advice offered in these five blog posts can put your little one on the fast track to memorizing the names and being able to recognize his colors.
- Color Wheel (Teaching Kids Colors)
- 9 Color Recognition Activities for Your Preschooler
- How to Teach Your Kids Colors
- Helping Kids Learn Their Colors with The Color Closet from Twistframe
- How to Teach Kids Colors