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  • Ready! Set! School! - Helping Parents Get Their Children Ready for Kindergarten
    to enter kindergarten Set Get set with 20 activities designed to help your child learn and develop skills School Get more ideas to help your child prepare for kindergarten in the Parent Center Take Our Survey Take survey in English Tome encuesta en español Welcome to Ready Set School Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Ready! Set! School! - Helping Parents Get Their Children Ready for Kindergarten
    to enter kindergarten Set Get set with 20 activities designed to help your child learn and develop skills School Get more ideas to help your child prepare for kindergarten in the Parent Center Take Our Survey Take survey in English Tome encuesta en español Welcome to Ready Set School Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/en/home (2016-02-17)
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  • Ready! Set! School! Activity Guide
    has a set of extra activities that are supported by a short description and a book To help you visualize how the activity might be done activities are also accompanied by a six minute video segment for parents available online and on DVD illustrating the activity done in a home Because each child is unique your experience with the activity will not be identical to the family on the video so be creative and have fun Using the Book List Suggested book titles are provided as a springboard for discussion as you begin the activity or as an extension of the activity Visit your local library to check out these books if you do not have them Read the book with your child and point out important elements that relate to the activity You can also review with your child the skills covered in the activity as you read the story Show your child how books work Help him or her follow along as you read take meaning from illustrations learn about reading from left to right and develop the understanding that words can be spoken and written Reading children s books is often a great opportunity to develop your child s understanding of what words mean where they might be found in his or her environment and how to use those words Organizing Your Materials You may want to set up a preschool box basket shelf or area in your home where your child knows materials can be found You will save the time and effort of searching if your materials are always in the same place You may also want to have a space where your child can store completed work This might include a display area such as the refrigerator bedroom wall dresser or door Ensuring Safety

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/en/activities (2016-02-17)
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  • Ready! Set! School! Activity Guide
    has a set of extra activities that are supported by a short description and a book To help you visualize how the activity might be done activities are also accompanied by a six minute video segment for parents available online and on DVD illustrating the activity done in a home Because each child is unique your experience with the activity will not be identical to the family on the video so be creative and have fun Using the Book List Suggested book titles are provided as a springboard for discussion as you begin the activity or as an extension of the activity Visit your local library to check out these books if you do not have them Read the book with your child and point out important elements that relate to the activity You can also review with your child the skills covered in the activity as you read the story Show your child how books work Help him or her follow along as you read take meaning from illustrations learn about reading from left to right and develop the understanding that words can be spoken and written Reading children s books is often a great opportunity to develop your child s understanding of what words mean where they might be found in his or her environment and how to use those words Organizing Your Materials You may want to set up a preschool box basket shelf or area in your home where your child knows materials can be found You will save the time and effort of searching if your materials are always in the same place You may also want to have a space where your child can store completed work This might include a display area such as the refrigerator bedroom wall dresser or door Ensuring Safety

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/en/activities/activity-guide (2016-02-17)
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  • Ready! Set! School! - Friends & Family
    need to know their likes and dislikes When you let them know that their feelings and abilities are important to you they become more independent and cooperative and it is easier for others to work with them Read more Activity 2 I m a VIP Very Important Person Activity 3 My Feelings Appropriately identifying and expressing emotions and feelings helps children get along better with others Learning the appropriate words to express their feelings and to solve problems is a key to succeeding in kindergarten Read more Activity 3 My Feelings Activity 4 Playtime Playtime is essential for building social skills and it is a wonderful time for children to learn how to express themselves work out problems make choices and build self confidence Read more Activity 4 Playtime Activity 5 Ready Set Go As children are involved in deciding where their belongings go they can find use and return items to the proper place so they can find and use them again later This develops a sense of ownership and responsibility Read more Activity 5 Ready Set Go Friends Family Extra Activities Read more Friends Family Extra Activities Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/en/activities/friends-a-family (2016-02-17)
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  • Ready! Set! School! - Words & Language
    skills children have an opportunity to learn how print works and that it has meaning Reading aloud to children helps them learn new words and how books work Read more Activity 2 Let s Read Activity 3 Telephone Talk Children need opportunities to participate in conversations They learn to take turns as they listen and respond Communication skills are the foundation for getting along with others Read more Activity 3 Telephone Talk Activity 4 Rhymes and Songs Words are made up of sounds When children become aware of the separate sounds in words and syllables they are on their way to becoming readers and writers Reciting and playing with nursery rhymes finger plays and songs gives children opportunities to develop this skill Read more Activity 4 Rhymes and Songs Activity 5 Scribbles and Letters Writing develops in stages First children use scribbles Then as they become aware of letters in their environment their scribbles will take on letter like forms Later they will begin to insert known letters into their writing Finally they will intentionally use letters to represent sounds Read more Activity 5 Scribbles and Letters Words Language Extra Activities Read more Words Language Extra Activities Share This Page

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/en/activities/words-a-language (2016-02-17)
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  • Ready! Set! School! - Numbers & Shapes
    math they may gain more confidence in their own ability to use it Read more Activity 2 Everybody Counts Activity 3 Where Does It Go Children learn to look closely at objects and learn the vocabulary to describe them They use their senses to explore the characteristics or attributes of objects and sort objects into groups based on similarities or differences and to describe the reason for sorting As children learn to describe their own sorting decisions they realize that there are many right ways to solve a problem Read more Activity 3 Where Does It Go Activity 4 The Shape of Things Often we begin teaching children about shapes by teaching them the shape name but they need hands on experiences with solid shapes balls boxes bottles cans party hats to learn about their physical characteristics By using materials to build shapes children learn about these characteristics Read more Activity 4 The Shape of Things Activity 5 What s the Pattern Patterns are made up of sequences of colors movements objects shapes sizes or sounds Patterns are part of children s everyday life and can be found in furniture clothing decorations and artwork They also are part of your

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Health & Safety
    2 My Big Muscles Children love to move Physical development plays an important role in building children s self esteem confidence fitness and well being Daily physical activity will develop habits that lead to better physical health Read more Activity 2 My Big Muscles Activity 3 I Can Do It Myself Children increase in ability to do things for themselves as they are given opportunities Celebrate your child s growing abilities and independence Read more Activity 3 I Can Do It Myself Activity 4 You Are What You Eat Preschoolers have already established preferences for food based on texture flavor and smell Their preferences may not necessarily be healthy choices You can be a model for eating a variety of healthy foods Eating a variety of healthy foods will help children be more alert and do better in school Read more Activity 4 You Are What You Eat Activity 5 Just In Case Children see disasters in television and movies Identifying possible reasons and routes for evacuating a home or apartment helps your child be prepared in case of an emergency Read more Activity 5 Just In Case Health Safety Extra Activities Read more Health Safety Extra Activities Share This

    Original URL path: http://www.readysetschool.org/en/activities/health-a-safety (2016-02-17)
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