Ready for Kindergarten

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You are the most important teacher your child will ever have. Filled with 156 fun activities designed to equip boys and girls for school success, this unique little book can show you how to help your child lay the foundation for developing healthy friendships and a love for God. In addition, it can help you give your child a giant head start in such core subjects as math, reading, science, art, and music! Through three simple, creative activities per week, you can laugh and play with your child while teaching ...
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Overview

You are the most important teacher your child will ever have. Filled with 156 fun activities designed to equip boys and girls for school success, this unique little book can show you how to help your child lay the foundation for developing healthy friendships and a love for God. In addition, it can help you give your child a giant head start in such core subjects as math, reading, science, art, and music! Through three simple, creative activities per week, you can laugh and play with your child while teaching important skills. Let an award-winning kindergarten teacher with twenty-four years of classroom experience show how exciting activities -- from making your initials out of Play Doh to building a cardboard train out of boxes -- can make your child Ready for Kindergarten!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310236597
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,026,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Wilkins has been an early childhood educator for more than 30 years. She is a two-time nominee of Walt Disney’s Teacher of the Year award and has contributed to four books and written numerous articles for national publications. Sharon speaks at workshops and conferences and on numerous radio and TV talk shows. She and her family live in Arizona and operate the Wilkins Learning Center. www.sharonwilkins.com.
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Week One: What's a Row?

Day One

A Minute for Mom: For the mother is and must be, whether she knows it or not, the greatest, strongest, and most lasting teacher her children have.--Hannah Whitall Smith

All in a Row!

Activity: It is important for your child to understand what a row is on a piece of paper. Start with concrete objects first.

Help your child collect five small toys. Ask him to put them in a row. Give help if needed.

Now put the five toys in a pile and see if he can make a row again by himself. Ask your child to touch the beginning of the row. Talk about the first, second, and third places.

Compliment him for being a good listener!

Materials:

Five toys

Week One: What's a Row?

Day Two

A Minute for Mom: It is more blessed to give than to receive.--Acts 20: 35

What's Missing?

Activity: Place five objects in a row on a table. Ask your child if the objects are in a circle or in a row. Next have her put them in a circle or a row. Do this several times until your child is confident using these terms.

Now let your child study them for a few seconds. Have your child turn away and not look while you take one object away. Have her look at the objects again to guess which object is missing. If it is too difficult for your child with five objects, try the game with two or three and gradually build up to five.

Always stop and have a snack or playtime when your child seems ready to change activities.

Materials:

Five different small objects (pencil, button, rock, spoon, etc.)

Week One: What's a Row?

Day Three

A Minute for Mom: Dear God, too often my time is spent with work or dust cloths and cleaning fluids. Please help me to set good priorities so that I can share precious time with my child.

I See It

Activity: Draw five small pictures in a row (a tree, balloon, apple, star, pizza).Talk about the pictures with your child. Ask her if the pictures are in a circle or a row. Ask which picture is first. Repeat the activity by asking your child to draw five small pictures in a row.

Talk about school. Tell your child that the teacher will talk about pictures in a row. Play the row game from Day 2.

Journal thoughts to remember...

Materials:

A piece of construction paper Crayons or colored markers

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First Chapter

Week One: What's a Row?
Day One
A Minute for Mom: For the mother is and must be, whether she knows it or not, the greatest, strongest, and most lasting teacher her children have.---Hannah Whitall Smith
All in a Row!
Activity: It is important for your child to understand what a row is on a piece of paper. Start with concrete objects first.
Help your child collect five small toys. Ask him to put them in a row. Give help if needed.
Now put the five toys in a pile and see if he can make a row again by himself. Ask your child to touch the beginning of the row. Talk about the first, second, and third places.
Compliment him for being a good listener!

Materials:
Five toys

Week One: What's a Row?
Day Two
A Minute for Mom: It is more blessed to give than to receive.---Acts 20:35
What's Missing?
Activity: Place five objects in a row on a table. Ask your child if the objects are in a circle or in a row. Next have her put them in a circle or a row. Do this several times until your child is confident using these terms.
Now let your child study them for a few seconds. Have your child turn away and not look while you take one object away. Have her look at the objects again to guess which object is missing. If it is too difficult for your child with five objects, try the game with two or three and gradually build up to five.
Always stop and have a snack or playtime when your child seems ready to change activities.

Materials:
Five different small objects (pencil, button, rock, spoon, etc.)

Week One: What's a Row?
Day Three
A Minute for Mom: Dear God, too often my time is spent with work or dust cloths and cleaning fluids. Please help me to set good priorities so that I can share precious time with my child.
I See It
Activity: Draw five small pictures in a row (a tree, balloon,
apple, star, pizza).Talk about the pictures with your child. Ask her if the pictures are in a circle or a row. Ask which picture is first. Repeat the activity by asking your child to draw five small pictures in a row.
Talk about school. Tell your child that the teacher will talk about pictures in a row. Play the row game from Day 2.

Journal thoughts to remember...

Materials:
A piece of construction paper Crayons or colored markers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Such a blessing!

    This book is not only filled with fun activities that kids will enjoy, but it also gives mothers a wonderful word of encouragement! I cant wait to get to the next days activity with my sweet little Isabelle :-)

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