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Starting Kindergarten
 

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    Starting Kindergarten Starting Kindergarten Presentation Transcript

    • Starting 613409 How can I help my child prepare—and succeed?
    • Kindergarten is a big step. • for your child • for you
    • What will my child learn in kindergarten?
    • Agenda • Is my child ready for kindergarten? • Building skills at home – social skills – language and thinking skills • Getting to know your child’s school • Taking care of the basics
    • Is my child ready for kindergarten?
    • How do schools determine readiness? • age requirements • observations and test results • background information
    • What do schools expect? In general, children should be able to: • follow directions • listen • get along • express feelings • dress • count • say alphabet • use crayons and scissors • say name and address
    • School requirements may include: • immunizations (shots) • speech, hearing, vision tests • health screenings.
    • Give your child a healthy start! • Provide healthy meals. • Ensure enough sleep. • Encourage physical activity.
    • Family matters! Parents, grandparents, and sisters and brothers all play an important role.
    • All children are one-of-a-kind. • Understand your child. • Try to be patient.
    • What’s your child’s learning style? • Lookers • Movers • Listeners
    • Children want to learn. They’re curious… and motivated.
    • Confidence is key. If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.
    • Building on skills at home
    • Getting along with others
    • Be a positive role model. • Make eye contact. • Listen. • Be kind.
    • Building language and thinking skills • more than talking • building brain power
    • Language skills • the power of conversation • teachable moments
    • Reading is • a key skill • builds vocabulary • bonding
    • Playing with math • Play with blocks. • Talk with numbers. • Use math in daily activities. • Sort it out!
    • Getting to know your child’s school • Prepare for a visit. • Be positive. • Ease fears.
    • The school visit • Who can we meet? • What does the school expect? • How can I help?
    • Your role isn’t over! • Be supportive. • Get involved. • Keep finding teachable moments.
    • Taking care of the basics • names • transportation • meals • clothes • medications
    • Registration • deadlines • documentation • completed forms
    • Getting things together
    • As the big day gets close • Adjust bedtime and wake-up time. • Practice your route. • Keep things in one place. • Stay positive.
    • Making the day