Teach Your Preschooler at Home |
Part 1: The Checklist
This is the ultimate guide to teach your toddler or preschooler at home. In this three-part series we will go over the essential steps for you to be sure your little one is not only ready for kindergarten, but will thrive beginning day one. Here is a look at what is to come.
The 3 Essential Steps Included in this Series:
- Ready for Kindergarten Checklist
- Ready to Go Schedules
- Play-based Playroom Essentials List
Throughout this three-part series, you will learn why it’s important to do certain tasks. Before we begin, know that every child is very different and unique in their own beautiful way. If something isn’t working for you or your child- change it up– you know your child best! This should be a fun and rewarding educational journey.
Part 1: Ready for Kindergarten Checklist
Being a kindergarten teacher for close to a decade, the number one question I was asked- “What should I teach my child so they are ready for kindergarten?” This definitely enters a lot of parents’ minds before their child begins school. As parents, we want our kids to be successful and prepared for school.
This Ready for Kindergarten Checklist was created to ease your mind and give you a list of what is helpful to work on before your child begins school. But, please remember that every kid is very unique. This list was not created to stress any parent out. It’s created simply to give you an idea of what is to come in kindergarten and how to best prepare your child.
Introducing each of these academic skills can be helpful for your little one’s growth. It’s amazing what young kids are capable of and introducing particular skills early will set them up for success in their elementary years, as well as foster a love of learning that can last many years, if not forever.
Most of these Academic Skills your child will ultimately learn in kindergarten, but you can certainly give them a head start by introducing them now; I definitely recommend it! The Social & Physical Skills are wonderful skills to work on daily as these skills will be tremendously helpful in the classroom.
Make it Fun & Engaging!
As you teach your child these academic skills, be sure to use activities that are fun & engaging for your little one. If you’re finding your child isn’t enjoying the learning activities, change it up. This should not be a battle, we want your child asking to play learning games & activities. Learning should be fun. We don’t want to start an uphill battle early.Pinterest is a great place to start with learning activities that are typically free. If you’re looking for an Alphabet Curriculum, we offer a play-based, fun, engaging curriculum that literally has everything you would ever need to teach the alphabet. It’s a 26 week curriculum with 22 activities for each week, as easy as print & go. Check it out here.