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Preparing For Kindergarten

Preparing for Kindergarten

How to Prepare My Child for Kindergarten 

Preparing for Kindergarten is a very exciting time for families!  The following are some tips, suggestions and resources to explore to help you and your child prepare for the transition to school. Full Day Kindergarten-Preparing Your Child

What Families can do at home to Prepare for Kindergarten Religion

  • Pray with child and worship together
  • Practice the sign of our faith
  • Encourage love for God’s world and their place in it
  • Model forgiveness
  • Recognize and appreciate their own talents and be thankful for them

Belonging and Contributing

  • Provide opportunities for your child to be with other children to learn, share , wait and take turns
  • Experience new situations with your child in the community
  • Model making choices and foster independent problem solving
  • Give your child small choices and allow mistakes which can be used as learning opportunities

Self- Regulation and Well Being

  • Make lunches with your child and talk about healthy eating
  • Help your child learn some ways to calm down and work through difficult tasks
  • Play simple indoor and outdoor games with some rules that need to be followed
  • Practise self- help skills such as dressing, lunch routines, caring for belongings,managing bathroom needs
  • Read books about naming feelings
Problem Solving and Innovating
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Ask and answer lots of questions
  • Ask your child “I wonder what would happen if….”
  • Encourage your child to explore and investigate things that interest them and have them share their findings

Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour

  • Encourage your child to use language to make needs known and solve problems
  • Read with your child every day and talk about the books you have read 
  • Explore nursery rhymes together through books, songs and play
  • Draw attention to words, numbers and signs in the everyday environment
  • Encourage your child to recognize and print their own name
  • Engage your child in using a variety of writing tools (chalk, paint brush, marker, crayon, pencil)
  • Count everyday objects
  • Practice directional and positional language (up down over under beside)
  • Involve your child in daily experiences that are rich in Math and Language such as shopping, baking and setting the table