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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 4: Rhymes and Songs
    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 which is called phonological awareness Kindergarten Connection There is a direct relationship between the number of rhymes a child knows when entering kindergarten and success as a reader In kindergarten children will identify and create lists of rhyming words Activity Rhymes and Songs Hickory Dickory Dock Hickory Dickory Dock The mouse ran up the clock The clock struck one The mouse ran down Hickory Dickory Dock Jack be Nimble Jack be Quick Jack be nimble Jack be quick Jack jump over The candlestick Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water Jack fell down And broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after One Two Buckle My Shoe One two buckle my shoe Three four shut the door Five six pick up sticks Seven eight lay them straight Nine ten a big fat hen Rehearse nursery rhymes with your child Make props and act out nursery rhymes Sing part of the phrase and then allow your child to

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 5: Scribbles and Letters
    in centers in journals and on calendars They will be expected to gather and organize information and ideas to write stories They will learn to write in different forms such as imaginative and personal stories labels lists and poetry Activity Shopping List Cut out pictures of items from store advertisements to make a shopping list Have your child glue the pictures onto a large piece of paper leaving room to write the name of the object next to it Your child may use kid writing which may just be scribbles Keep in mind the developmental stages of writing It is okay if your child uses scribbles in place of letters Use the list on your next shopping trip Let your child know how the list will be used just for fun to take to the store or as a wish list Materials Paper Store ads Pictures of food Glue Scissors Pencil crayons More Ideas Review the store advertisements with your child Discuss which items you will be buying at the store You may want to circle the items you wish to buy Have your child make the list as above then use it at the store Your child can also check off items as you shop Have your child make a menu for a favorite meal Make a list of friends to invite over to play Tips Encourage your child to draw a picture to go with the writing and to read it to you If your child is already writing and has some letter or sound correspondence assist him her by saying words s l o w l y emphasizing each sound and remembering that your child will use kid writing Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 5: Scribbles and Letters
    their writing Finally they will intentionally use letters to represent sounds Kindergarten Connection Kindergarteners will have many opportunities to write in centers in journals and on calendars They will be expected to gather and organize information and ideas to write stories They will learn to write in different forms such as imaginative and personal stories labels lists and poetry Activity Shopping List Cut out pictures of items from store advertisements to make a shopping list Have your child glue the pictures onto a large piece of paper leaving room to write the name of the object next to it Your child may use kid writing which may just be scribbles Keep in mind the developmental stages of writing It is okay if your child uses scribbles in place of letters Use the list on your next shopping trip Let your child know how the list will be used just for fun to take to the store or as a wish list Materials Paper Store ads Pictures of food Glue Scissors Pencil crayons More Ideas Review the store advertisements with your child Discuss which items you will be buying at the store You may want to circle the items you wish

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Words & Language Extra Activities
    three times a day Read the weather report with your child to decide which clothes to wear Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will look at words and charts to draw conclusions Simon Says Book Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences Reinforce newly learned words by using them in the game Simon Says Example Simon says touch your wrist Simon says gallop Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will learn new words by connecting them to words they already know The more words children know upon entering kindergarten the easier it will be to make these connections Car Talk Book Tell Me a Story Mama by Angela Johnson A young girl and her mother remember together all the girl s favorite stories about her mother s childhood Turn off the radio Use time in the car to talk with your child about friends food games and events or to plan or review the day Kindergarten Connection Children develop language through listening and speaking With practice children learn to listen attentively demonstrate understanding by responding appropriately and speak clearly with expression as they communicate ideas Car Boogie Book The Jolly Mon by Jimmy and Savannah Relates the adventures of a fisherman who finds a magic guitar floating in the Caribbean Sea Choose child friendly radio stations like Radio Disney AM 910 and music to sing along with your child CDs are available from your local library or Family Center for free checkout Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will develop language through a variety of media including music Letters on the Fridge Book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin All the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree Put magnetic letters on your refrigerator for your child to

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Words & Language Extra Activities
    found in print within their environment Weather Report Book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett A tall tale of the town of Chewandswallow where the weather is served three times a day Read the weather report with your child to decide which clothes to wear Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will look at words and charts to draw conclusions Simon Says Book Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences Reinforce newly learned words by using them in the game Simon Says Example Simon says touch your wrist Simon says gallop Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will learn new words by connecting them to words they already know The more words children know upon entering kindergarten the easier it will be to make these connections Car Talk Book Tell Me a Story Mama by Angela Johnson A young girl and her mother remember together all the girl s favorite stories about her mother s childhood Turn off the radio Use time in the car to talk with your child about friends food games and events or to plan or review the day Kindergarten Connection Children develop language through listening and speaking With practice children learn to listen attentively demonstrate understanding by responding appropriately and speak clearly with expression as they communicate ideas Car Boogie Book The Jolly Mon by Jimmy and Savannah Relates the adventures of a fisherman who finds a magic guitar floating in the Caribbean Sea Choose child friendly radio stations like Radio Disney AM 910 and music to sing along with your child CDs are available from your local library or Family Center for free checkout Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will develop language through a variety of media including music Letters on the Fridge

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 1: 1, 2, 3
    a number to an object counting each item only once As young children learn to connect a number with the quantity they count they prepare to add and subtract with meaning Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will be counting orally from 1 to 20 and backward from 10 to 0 Activity Roll A Die Roll a die and help your child know what number is represented on the die Together find items in your home that are that exact quantity For example if you roll a one you can point out your one table or one stove If you roll a two point out two sinks or two windows and so on Take turns rolling the die finding items and counting each one as you point them out Materials One die More Ideas Gather items that you can stack such as books blocks and cans Roll a die and help your child stack that number of items Count together as each new item is added To challenge your child have him her count the total number of items after each turn Count steps or stairs as you walk Count the number of spoons when you set the table Tips If your child can count items to six add another die Make a die using numbers instead of dots Write the numbers on a sticker or tape and cover the dots on the die Make unconventional arrangements of numbers of dots or objects so children learn that the number refers to the value and not just the arrangement of dots Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS Register and log in to access special features of this site Username Password Remember me Forgot login Search Language English Español Numbers Shapes All Activities Activity 1 1

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 1: 1, 2, 3
    objects Rote counting is reciting the sequence of numbers Counting objects requires children to develop the ability to match a number to an object counting each item only once As young children learn to connect a number with the quantity they count they prepare to add and subtract with meaning Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will be counting orally from 1 to 20 and backward from 10 to 0 Activity Roll A Die Roll a die and help your child know what number is represented on the die Together find items in your home that are that exact quantity For example if you roll a one you can point out your one table or one stove If you roll a two point out two sinks or two windows and so on Take turns rolling the die finding items and counting each one as you point them out Materials One die More Ideas Gather items that you can stack such as books blocks and cans Roll a die and help your child stack that number of items Count together as each new item is added To challenge your child have him her count the total number of items after each turn

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 2: Everybody Counts
    up to ten They will also be comparing two groups of objects to determine which groups have the same fewer or more Activity More or Less Use pieces of paper or index cards to have your child create matching cards There should be two cards with one item glued on each two cards with two items glued on each two cards with three items glued on each two cards with four items glued on each and two cards with five items glued on each Once the cards are created ask your child to Tell how many items are on a card Choose a card and find one that has more Choose a card and find one that has fewer Match cards with the same number of items Put the cards in order from more to fewer and from fewer to more Materials Items to glue or place onto pieces of paper such as bottle lids bread bag fasteners stickers small scraps of paper yarn bits or make fingerprints 10 pieces of paper or index cards to glue the items onto Glue More Ideas Have your child count how many plates are on the table to find out how many forks are needed Have your child share a snack so that everyone has the same amount Tips If your child cannot correctly count the number of items needed for a card help by drawing dots on the card and having him her glue one item on each dot If your child can create and match the cards gradually increase the numbers on the cards If your child recognizes numbers write the number on the card and have him her put the correct number of items on the card Activity Card Download Printable Activity Card Video Share This Page Login to RSS

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