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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 3: I Can Do It Myself!
    without you Along with a classroom of other children your child will need to have the confidence and ability to work alone or in groups use materials independently use the restroom independently ask questions follow directions and many other independent activities Activity I Can Talk with your child about the things that he she could not do as a baby Talk about how he she is much bigger now and can do many things independently For instance he she can now speak and get dressed Have your child think of some things that he she can do all by himself herself As your child names an activity write it on a slip of paper and put it in the container Continue until your child has named as many as possible Throughout the day observe your child When he she does something independently point it out to him her Look you got a drink of water all by yourself Let s add it to the I Can jar Materials Can box or jar with I Can written on the outside Slips of colored paper on which to write ideas More Ideas Add new slips of paper as your child learns to

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 4: You Are What You Eat
    alert and do better in school Kindergarten Connection Children who eat in the school cafeteria will have to choose foods from limited menus When children enter school having experienced eating an assortment of healthy foods they may be more likely to make better choices about what they eat Activity Tasting Party In advance prepare bite sized pieces of the foods for you and your child Tell your child that you are going to have an adventure and try new things at a Tasting Party Tell him her of a time when you tried something new and enjoyed it Ask your child to choose the one he she would like to taste first After tasting it encourage your child to describe how it tasted smelled and if he she liked it Then tell your child about the food This is coconut It comes from a tall tree Continue with the remainder of the samples Materials A few samples of foods familiar to your child A few samples of foods not familiar to your child More Ideas Have your child choose a few unfamiliar foods from the store Let your child help you prepare the samples Invite other family members to join you for the Tasting Party Invite others to choose a favorite food to add to the Tasting Party Use the new foods in meals especially the ones they like Tips If your child does not enjoy certain foods it may be that he she does not like the texture flavor or smell Certain foods with strong flavors that adults enjoy may not be enjoyable to children Your child may not like all of the foods that are sampled but that is okay If you keep the Tasting Party a positive experience your child will be more likely to have a

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 5: Just In Case
    for evacuating a home or apartment helps your child be prepared in case of an emergency Kindergarten Connection Fire earthquake intruder and bomb drills are standard procedure in schools Children will learn the proper way to evacuate and where to gather They will learn to remain calm and know the actions to take when they hear sirens or bells which let them know to evacuate Activity Just in Case Point to and explain the purpose of a smoke detector to your child Push the test button so that your child becomes familiar with the sound With your child plan how to get out of your house based on different situations fire while you are asleep in a bedroom fire upstairs or fire in the kitchen Choose a place for your family to meet after the evacuation Practice following the plan Materials Smoke detector available at low no cost at your local fire department More Ideas Let your child know Later today the alarm is going to go off and we are going to practice our safety plan Set off the alarm at an unexpected time Teach your child what to do in case of an earthquake or other emergency Teach

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Health & Safety Extra Activities
    the clothes do not match If the zipper on a coat is small or difficult for your child to grasp add a paperclip covered with masking tape to make it easier Kindergarten Connection Your child will be expected to take off and put on his her own outerwear coats sweaters gloves or boots Hand Washing Book Wash Your Hands by Tony Ross A little princess is constantly being reminded to wash her hands so that germs won t make her sick Put a little flour onto your child s hands and have him her rub them together Explain that the flour represents germs With floured hands ask your child to touch a doorknob then to touch his her clothing and face Show that there is flour germs left behind Teach your child how to wash his her hands using warm water and soap Have him her sing the ABC s while rubbing hands together under the water This should take about 15 seconds which is about how long it should take thoroughly wash hands Ask him her to touch things again There will be no germs left behind Kindergarten Connection Washing will not only keep children s hands clean it will help to prevent the spread of illnesses Classroom activities can be messy Children will need to be able to wash their hands often and on their own Finger Plays Book Peanut Butter and Jelly A Play Rhyme by Nadine Bernard Wescott Rhyming text and illustrations explain how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Includes instructions for accompanying hand and foot motions at the end of the book Do finger plays such as Two Little Black Birds This Little Piggie or Where Is Thumbkin Two Little Black Birds Hold hands in fists behind back Two little blackbirds sitting

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