Getting Ready for Kindergarten
The summer is coming to a close and your child is ready to grow up; it's time to go to school. The first year of elementary school has extreme importance in setting the tone for your child's school career. Often times kids are excited for a fresh start, but some kids have difficulty with the idea of change. You and your child might have a wave of emotions before the first day of school, but remember all of these feelings are normal. Since children pick up on their parents' emotions, be sure to monitor yourself during this time. For example, try to ask your child what they think about starting kindergarten and refrain from putting your emotions, such as sadness or worry, out there. Go with what your child feels.
Encourage your child to share anything with you during this time, but don't push too much. Your child might be perfectly fine with making the transition from being at home or preschool to entering their first year of elementary school. If you notice your child is not struggling, then go with it. It is important for all parents to practice their new routine. Go through what a normal day will look like from beginning to end. Discuss getting your child's backpack ready at night, waking up in the morning, getting ready for school, how they will go to school and how they will go home.
Fun, Educational Websites for K Students!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Place
- click on "Grade Level Help"
Kinder Sight Words