As a kindergarten teacher, I’ve found that one of the most common questions parents ask at kindergarten round-up is, “What can I do with my child this summer to help them get ready for kindergarten?”. Caregivers at home can make a positive impact on a child’s early educational experiences, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time and money! Learning at this age should be largely hands-on and play-based. Through a four-part blog series, I’m going to share dozens of activities to do at home over the summer!
I’ve divided up the four parts of this series based on the type of materials or type of activity. The four parts of the series are:
Get Ready for School with Stickers
Get Ready for School with Snacks
Get Ready for School Through Play
Get Ready for School with Chalk
While learning to make letters, it’s important that children learn where to begin each letter. We start writing letters at the top, and you can place a small sticker to show where to begin. To prepare this activity, write your child’s name in the correct uppercase/lowercase format on a piece of paper, place stickers to show him or her where to start, and place the paper into a page protector. Then, your child can use a dry-erase marker and practice over and over again.