The year before and when a child starts school is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for children and their parents. We, at The Learning Partnership, developed the Welcome to KindergartenTM Activity Calendar to help families get ready for the child’s transition into formal schooling.
To learn how to use this Calendar, please read our earlier post on the Kindergarten Activity Calendar.
The activities for this month are:
As you read a storybook with your child, ask your child to predict:
– “What do you think will happen next?”
– “How do you think Baby Bear felt when he saw the porridge was all gone?”
– “What is your favourite part of the story?”
Talk about other ways that the story could end. Make up new endings.
As you reread a favourite book together, make your child aware of the letters of the alphabet. Point out words that begin with the same letter. Find words that begin with the same letter as the child’s name. Find rhyming words.
Have your child find the magnetic letters that will make favourite words from a book. Put the letters of the word on the refrigerator.