Here are a few things to help your child in those last few months… these few things you’ll want to buy before Kindergarten This post contains affiliate links to my favorite things!
When we know that it is time to send our kids to Kindergarten, that little bit of hesitation sets in: are they ready? Am I ready? Can we do this? Will they love it? Will they be scared? Will they do well? I taught Kindergarten (among other grades) and I can tell you that if you are reading this, chances are your child is ready (because you care enough to worry!)
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These are things that we have and we use them on a daily or weekly basis. I am only recommending what I have tried with our own kids and what I have seen to be successful for them.
First off, I highly suggest our book, Getting Ready for Kindergarten:
2). Get a membership to ABCMouse.com (1st month is FREE).
I love it for our kids! It is really fun (even our 7 year old asks to play it often). They can record themselves talking/reading and listen to it. They can play games, learn about animals, learn letters and sight words… the list goes on & on. For $7.95 a month, its worth it to try it out for the summer leading up to Kindergarten (and you get the first month for FREE!)
3). Read, read & read again!
I taught our kids to read with these BOB books.
Our kids liked them (and so did I) because they are so easy to use! This was the only book that I found that taught kids to read like I taught them. I always taught word families before anything else & that’s why I love these books!
4). If your child doesn’t know their letters, they can learn them in under a week by watching this movie, The Letter Factory.
I used it with each of our kids at 18 months and they knew their letters & sounds in about a week- seriously. I just put it in the DVD player in the car & put it on anytime we went ANYWHERE.
5). Kindergarten Rocks!
This book will have your Kindergartener so excited to go!
Read it in bed the week before K and then the night before K. Take a “family selfie” in your child’s bed the night before Kindergarten & then take one again on the last day of Kindergarten. My friend did this & it was adorable!
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