Ready for Kindergarten

Ready for Kindergarten

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by Sharon Wilkins, Mona Daly
     
 

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Filled with 156 fun activities designed to equip boys and girls for school success, this unique little book by an award-winning early-childhood teacher with 27 years of educational experience will help parents give their preschool children a head start in such core subjects as math, reading, science, art, and music.See more details below

Overview

Filled with 156 fun activities designed to equip boys and girls for school success, this unique little book by an award-winning early-childhood teacher with 27 years of educational experience will help parents give their preschool children a head start in such core subjects as math, reading, science, art, and music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310236597
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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