How to help Kindergarteners be successful

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How to help Kindergarteners be successful

  1. 1. <ul><li>Where it all begins </li></ul>Kindergarten
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Best Ways to Help Your Kindergartener Succeed in School </li></ul>
  3. 3. Make sure your child is ready for school <ul><li>Has a decent bed time </li></ul><ul><li>Has everything needed for school/ all materials labeled </li></ul><ul><li>Wears proper clothes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some things your child should know.. <ul><li>Patience </li></ul><ul><li>How to follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>To ask for help when needed </li></ul><ul><li>How to clean up after self </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Make the BIG day a happy one! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Encourage responsibility and independence <ul><li>Develop homework routine </li></ul><ul><li>Have them pick up own mess </li></ul><ul><li>Have them play an active role in getting ready for school </li></ul>
  7. 7. Encourage reading in anyway you can
  8. 8. Treat child as though they are an author <ul><li>Encourage child to write notes or keep a journal </li></ul><ul><li>Provide materials along with time for child to draw </li></ul><ul><li>Always ask child about their drawings </li></ul>
  9. 9. Make math part of their everyday life <ul><li>Ask child to help with setting up table or to help you measure something </li></ul><ul><li>Have child compare things (heavy, light, tall, short) </li></ul><ul><li>Give child problems to solve </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teach them how to listen <ul><li>Spend time with your child </li></ul><ul><li>Model good listening behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Limit TV, computer, and video game time </li></ul>
  11. 11. Support your child's teacher and school rules <ul><li>Make appointments to visit with teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Always be willing to listen to the teachers side </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tell the teacher everything! <ul><li>How your child feels about school </li></ul><ul><li>How they feel about class mates </li></ul><ul><li>Their passions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Spend time in your child's class room
  14. 14. Ask your child about school everyday <ul><li>Develop a ritual </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ask too soon </li></ul><ul><li>Read everything the teacher sends home </li></ul>
  15. 15. Some things your child will be learning <ul><li>Sounds letters represent </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Constant-vowel-constant words </li></ul><ul><li>How to write and recognize own name </li></ul>
  16. 16. and…. <ul><li>Handwriting through tactile approaches </li></ul><ul><li>How to hold a pencil correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to write left to right, top to bottom </li></ul>
  17. 17. also.. <ul><li>Why writing is important </li></ul><ul><li>Improve large and small motor skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use senses to know if things are alike or different </li></ul>
  18. 18. Keep in mind… <ul><li>Each child learns at their OWN </li></ul><ul><li>rate </li></ul>
  19. 19. Did you know? <ul><li>The average five year old laughs 400 times a day, while the average adult laughs 15 times a day.. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Every activity and conversation you have with your child shows the importance of love, literacy and learning </li></ul>
  21. 21. Children are the FUTURE

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