How do i get my little girl ready for kindergarten when she didnt go to Pre-K?
Jennifer - posted on 07/29/2010
Walgreens sells some wonderful Pre-K workbooks and flash cards. They aren't terribly expensive either. We used them with our son and I think they helped immensely. Some even have certificates of completion at the end. Made him feel so accomplished. Hope this helps!
Jami - posted on 06/06/2010
They have some great activity books available for pre-k in most bookstores and even a few groceries. You should try getting a few of those to work on things like colors, alphabet, etc but really most kids should know fairly well the things they will need. I believe the only main difference between teaching your children these things on your own and sending them to pre-k is the socialization they get and learning how to act around other children. However, if you take them to the park or to play dates they should learn this anyway..at least enough to know what to do and how to behave in kindergarten.
Andrea - posted on 04/14/2010
I too did not send my daughter to Pre-K but I found these dry erase boards at walmart that have upper and lower case letter, colors, shapes, and some basic math that they can copy on their own. My daughter loves it and it even helps my two year old out.
Lacrecia - posted on 03/30/2010
Most Kindergarten teachers expect the children to just know the basics. Colors, counting to 10, recognizing numbers, saying the alphabet and recognizing the letters. They don't have to know how to write letters and numbers, but they should know how to write their name. If your child knows these basic concepts, it should be easy for her to catch on to the Kindergarten lessons.
Kindergarten will also focus on basic shapes and forms. They also learn a lot about the world around them as far as days of the week, the months, holidays and daily activities.
As long as your child knows the basics, she will be ready. She doesn't have to be in a pre-K class to be prepared. These are simple things you can help her to grasp if she doesn't know all of this already.
I have one that will be starting Kindergarten next school year, but I had practice with my oldest who is 15. My mother is also an elemetary school teacher so she filled me in on all the things a Kindergarten teacher expects of their class.
I hope this helped. Good Luck!
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