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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 3: I Can Do It Myself!
    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 do new things Make an I Can Do It book Have your child draw pictures of things he she can do independently Offer to write what he she says about the pictures Fasten the pages together with staples or brass fasteners into a book Take photographs of your child doing things to include in the book you are creating Tip If your child wants to include things that cannot yet be done independently make an additional book of Things I Want to Do 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

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 4: You Are What You Eat
    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 positive attitude when trying new foods It is typical for children to want to eat the same things every day These are phases children go through that may last for months Even if your child wants to eat the exact same meal for lunch every day you can help by adding variety to other meals You could present a new food at lunch by putting it on a small dish next to your child s plate As he she becomes accustomed

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 5: Just In Case
    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 your child how and when to use 911 Help your child make a map of your home and draw emergency routes from different rooms Tips Discussing disasters may scare your child This is typical While the parent will see the importance of this activity practicing it in a playful manner will help calm your child s fears 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 Health Safety All Activities Activity 1 My Little Muscles Activity 2 My Big Muscles Activity 3 I Can Do It Myself Activity 4 You Are What You Eat Activity 5 Just In Case Extra Activities Around Town There are

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Health & Safety Extra Activities
    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 on a hill One named Jack Pull one fist out from behind back and wiggle thumb And one named Jill Pull other fist out from behind back and wiggle thumb Fly away Jack Hide fist behind back Fly away

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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

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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

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  • Ready! Set! School! Activity Guide
    following sections Benefits for Your Child Outlines the skills taught in the activity Kindergarten Connection Connects the activity with skills children will build upon in kindergarten Activity Describes how to complete the activity More Ideas Gives ideas for extending the activity Tips Points out possible challenges and suggestions to overcome them Book List Suggests books to use that are related to the activity Materials Lists what you need to have on hand for the activity Each activity area also 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

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  • Ready! Set! School! Guía de Actividades
    estas secciones Beneficios Para Su Hijo Describe las habilidades que se le enseñan en la actividad Conexión con el Kindergarten Relaciona la actividad con las habilidades específicas que los niños aprenderán en el kindergarten Actividad Describe cómo completar la actividad Más Ideas Le brinda ideas adicionales para ampliar la actividad Sugerencias Enumera los posibles problemas y sugiere ideas para solucionarlos Libros Indica los libros que se pueden usar y que están relacionados con la actividad Materiales Indica lo que debe tener a mano para realizar la actividad Cada área también incluye un conjunto de actividades adicionales que vienen con una breve descripción y un libro Para ayudarle a ver cómo hacer la actividad cada actividad incluye un segmento de video de seis minutos de duración disponible en el sitio web y en DVD que muestra cómo hacer la actividad en un hogar Porque cada niño es diferente su experiencia con la actividad no tiene que ser exactamente como la familia en el video Sea creativo y diviértase Utilizar los Libros Cada actividad incluye una lista de libros relacionados que se pueden usar como ayuda en la actividad o como complemento de la actividad Visite la biblioteca local para ver si encuentra estos libros si es que usted no los tiene Lea el libro junto con su hijo y señale los elementos que se relacionan con la actividad También puede revisar con su hijo las habilidades que se cubrieron en la actividad a medida que lee el cuento Múestrele a su hijo cómo funciona un libro Al aprender a usar los libros los niños podrán seguir el cuento mientras los padres leen usar las ilustraciones para entender el significado aprender a leer de izquierda a derecha y desarrollar la comprensión de que las palabras se pueden pronunciar y leer Al leer con los niños muchas veces es una buena oportunidad para enseñarles lo que significan las palabras en qué lugar del ambiente del niño se pueden encontrar y cómo usar estas palabras Organizar Sus Materiales Es recomendable reservar una caja canasta estante o área en su casa dónde su hijo puede encontrar los materiales Esto le permitirá ahorrar el tiempo y esfuerzo de tener que buscar los materiales ya que siempre estarán en un mismo lugar También conviene tener un lugar en donde su hijo pueda guardar los trabajos completados Esto también podría incluir un área de exhibición como por ejemplo el refrigerador la pared de la habitación un armario o una puerta Asegurar la Seguridad y la Supervisión Todas las actividades están diseñadas para hacerse bajo la supervisión de un adulto Algunas actividades incluyen materiales como tijeras y el niño podría lastimarse si usted no estuviera presente Algunas actividades son para hacerse fuera de la casa de modo que debe pensar en un lugar donde pueda realizar la actividad y que sea seguro para su hijo y debe ayudar a su hijo a que también comprenda esto Recursos Adicionales de Ready Set School Para darle ideas de más oportunidades y

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