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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

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4 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten. 1. Explore Books With Your Child. One of the most important early literacy skills your child can have is something known as ” Concepts About Print 2. Explore Language With Your Child. 3. Explore Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills. 4. Explore Your.

9 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten. 1. Practice kindergarten skills. Over the summer, practice activities your child will be doing in class, like forming letters and holding a pencil 2. Set clear bedtime and morning routines. 3. Start phasing out nap time.

4. Make following. Ask your children to tell you one new thing they did or learned about in school that day. Ask your children to tell you one thing they liked and one thing that was difficult about school that day.

Ask your children about who they played with in school and what games they played. Create. Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten? First published June 2012.

A few months ago I shared a post called “71 Things a Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten” based entirely on an end-of-the-year assessment given in the Pre-K program where I student taught more than 6 years ago. This post sparked a heated debate and there were a lot of strong opinions expressed in the comments. See 4 ways to get your child ready for kindergarten and see how LeapFrog can help!Are you ready for an exciting new series?

This Reading Mama and I are teaming up to bring you ten weeks of tips and activities to get your child ready for kindergarten! But before we begin, let’s chat. What is kindergarten readiness?

It’s a hot topic. You’ll find lists of 50 or more things your child. 4 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten.

Every parent wants their child to succeed, and every parent wants to know how to help their little one get as ready for their first day of kindergarten as possible. Unfortunately, there is no simple to-do list which will definitely ensure that your child will have all the skills he needs for. Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? The Skills They’ll Need This Fall. Listen attentively.

Raise hand or wait to speak (Help your child learn basic manners with Clifford the Big Red Dog in Clifford’s Manners.) Act on instruction and repeat spoken. While you don’t have to answer yes to all of these questions for your child to be ready to begin kindergarten in the fall, the questions can help you see the bigger picture of your child’s social and emotional readiness. More Like This.

Video. Keys to Kindergarten: Social & emotional development 3 ways to tell if your child is socially. Talk, Read, Think, Play and Do are the five building blocks of early learning and foundation of the Get Ready 4 Kindergarten program.

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One strategy is to help the child make a chart, using pictures or, if she can read and write, words, outlining the different steps that must be done, say, to get ready for school in the morning.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

Another, more advanced, scheduling for older children is to not have a set structured schedule but to sit down at the beginning of each day, or when first coming home from school, and write a schedule for the day.

“The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns: Proactive Strategies for Minimizing Sensory, Social and Emotional Overload” by Bill Nason
from The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns: Proactive Strategies for Minimizing Sensory, Social and Emotional Overload
by Bill Nason
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019

One strategy is to help the child make a chart, using pictures or words (if she can read and write), outlining the different steps that must be done to, say, get ready for school in the morning.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Pocket Books, 2011

Grades 1–3 also include a Daily Meeting Book, which takes the parent through practical skills like measuring, telling time, reading charts, and so on.

“The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)” by Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise
from The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)
by Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise
W. W. Norton, 2016

Figure 8–2 A list of important basics that children can learn at home.

“Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education” by Ann Miles Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne, Josué Cruz
from Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education
by Ann Miles Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne, Josué Cruz
Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2004

It is unlikely that your child will master all of the items on this list before kindergarten—especially since, in some communities, children begin school as early as age four.

“The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade” by Chester E. Finn, Jr., John T. E. Cribb, Jr., William J. Bennett
from The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade
by Chester E. Finn, Jr., John T. E. Cribb, Jr., William J. Bennett
Free Press, 1999

For pre-school children, you can teach them how to use the five-minute sign: one to two children can be given the job to go around the room with the sign and make sure each child visually sees it will be five more minutes until clean up.

“Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children” by Julie Nicholson, Linda Perez, Julie Kurtz
from Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children
by Julie Nicholson, Linda Perez, Julie Kurtz
Taylor & Francis, 2018

Parents will provide Penny with a visual checklist/schedule for the morning routine and transition to school.

“The Ziggurat Model 2.0: A Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders” by Ruth Aspy, Barry G. Grossman
from The Ziggurat Model 2.0: A Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Ruth Aspy, Barry G. Grossman
Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2011

Special attention and consideration should be given to easing transitions for the student—from the home environment into the kindergarten setting, through each subsequent grade, and when moving from one building level to another.

“Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration” by Fenwick W. English
from Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration
by Fenwick W. English
SAGE Publications, 2006

To bring families further into the program curriculum, teachers could invite them to come and tell stories about babies, to teach the children lullabies, or to demonstrate how to change a baby’s diaper or give a baby a bath.

“From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program” by Janis Keyser
from From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program
by Janis Keyser
Redleaf Press, 2006

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  • We could just make Andrew Yang our president or something:

    Early childhood education for all: https://www.yang2020.com/policies/early-childhood-education/

    Life skills education in all high schools:
    https://www.yang2020.com/policies/life-skills-education/

  • This is awesome! My child is participating right now! We started her this summer. She has been in pre school since last year and is in 4yo this year. This program is amazing, my daughter is pre reading and writing. She is learning math and science too! Only 20-30 mins a day 5x’s a week!

  • This is a bad sales pitch. 15 minutes of watching Sesame street w. Parents would have the exact same result. Reading to your kids has even better results. Stop begging for our tax money. So grossed out by this.

  • How many of us really use the things we’ve learned in school? Everything I really needed in life How to manage money, credit, loans, buying a car, renting an apartment, etc. I learned through trial and error. The school system is just an indoctrination to build more slaves for jobs. �� and they beat you down and label you with everything in the book for even questioning their authority.

  • Just have universal pre K and be done with it. Also 2 years of college at public universities or 4-12 month trade schools. Set this new system up just like grade/high school, except college and trade school will be optional. Pre K should be mandatory but more lenient then grade school.

  • ….Who needs all these sick persons? The tittle of this video should be ”a new way to get every child under more and more control and restriction”. I am very glad that I don’t live in the States. American people wake up!!!

  • Thinking this fundraiser and its lack of support might clue in someone that UPSTART is not supported. 15 MILLION subs and the average viewership seems to run at 10% and this video has fewer than 30K views.

  • The problem with having a historian running the future of education is it isn’t bringing in new ideas. This sounds like a new version of “teaching for the test” with bright colors and 20 year old graphics. Engagement with kids would be way more impactful for a generation that has a iPad before they are out of diapers

  • Yanks are indoctrinated into a bullshit education system.
    It’s why the vast majority are rude, arrogant & pig ignorant!
    (And why they’re hated so much worldwide.)

  • Unfortunately some or I should say most of the educational systems in the globe are tied to political policies (dramaticaly in middle and high school).
    At least we can say instructions in kindergarten and primary school are much purified.

  • Hello i found Zero Harmony and it so usefully for next generation by making them understand 108 no. & 786 no. These are not just religious no. But These are Musical no. Too if you wanna understand “Zero Harmony” So Contact me as soon as Possible

  • Here in Sweden the “refugees” send their kids back to africa for schooling since the swedish school is not proper for them. (not islamic enough)

  • The concept is great but it only requires more involved parenting. I think it’s a ‘fruits of your labor’ type thing cause it’s more difficult for us to teach them than it is for them to learn. Patience is key mates

  • You couldn’t find a less enthusiastic person to talk about this subject if you tried. Also, these learning games have been around since as early as1992. That’s not an exaggeration. The Upstart production quality looks worse than games like Putt Putt or Freddi the Fish from that era.

  • DON’T STOP BELIEVE
    I was reminded, when father asked my brother to help pay electricity bills with cash. then while on the road my brother saw a lottery ad with a prize for our father’s dream car, then he spent all that money to buy a lottery. after he returned home, he told everything to father. then dad was very angry and my brother was hit by dad. several days later, surprisingly. there is a new edition Ford car parked outside our house, yes right, it is father dream car. our family was very surprised by that. My mother crying loudly and after seeing for some time, my brother started crying louder than my mom, when suddenly two electricians came out to unplug electricity in our house because they did not pay. Then the younger brother was beaten again by Father.
    Thanks for Google translate, now I can share to the world.

  • Though I agree you should develop these skills, some children have just turnrt 4 where these are not skills they are developmentally prepared for or expected to be at.

  • Low quality video computer instruction for young children won’t help them get ready. Experts define social readiness as a foundation for academic learning, and children will not get that at home on a computer. This is a money making scam.

  • Children are not supposed to be in kundergarten to begin with. They are supposed to be taken care of and brought up by their parents and close relatives.

  • 3:40 that’s your mistake right there. If parents were doing a good job at educating their kids, programs like this wouldn’t be needed. Either the parent is capable but doesn’t have the time or just doesn’t want to, or they don’t know how to teach or aren’t any good at it, or they are just incompetent in general.

  • If you’re not talking about separating the sexes in early education, you’re not even starting to touch on any sort of issue or solution to early education.

  • From an Annenberg-Brown study of Head Start: “we found no statistically significant impacts on earnings and mixed evidence of impacts on other adult outcomes”. Additional evaluation here: https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/08/08/head-start-early-childhood-education-long-term-effects-research/

  • Preschool prep is an awesome at home program with free YouTube videos to watch for youngsters…. Much better than this outdated looking program.

  • Here is another TED TALK that parents might be interested in.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ButYWhIqbbQ&t=186s
    Get ready for Drag Queen Story Hour in the Kindergarten classrooms.

  • My 4 year old starts reception this September and I have to say that we are both very anxious about it. I’m not new to it, my other child is now in high school, but the issue lies with his ability levels and fear of him not getting the support he is likely to still need come September. Charlie is developmentally delayed (not by too much, he is catching up slowly but it’s definitely noticeable when you seem him around other children his age) and there are some things you mentioned that he still has difficulty with.

    Tip 1. Toileting. Charlie started his potty training journey when he turned 3 and finally voided in the potty a full year later. Yep, it took him a full 12 months, a ton of accidents, intense anxiety (on his part) and a whole heap of baby steps along the way. He can now void in the toilet independently, flush it (providing the mechanism isn’t too stiff or difficult) and wash his hands. However we are still working on wiping. He is struggling so much with this and despite his best efforts he can’t clean himself properly. I hope that by September he will have finally figured this out, but if he hasn’t then he is going to need support. I think there is an issue with parents not bothering with toilet training their children properly these days, but I assure you that some of us really do try and have worked damn hard at it but some kids just need more support than others. I am so anxious about him being left to sit in dirty underwear because of a lack of support with something he hasn’t fully mastered yet.

    Tip 2. Feeding. We have other issues at play here for us, in that Charlie struggles with his hands or clothes being dirty or his clothes feeling wet. He can self feed with a spoon or a fork, but the minute he spills any on himself he will put down his cutlery, push his plate away and refuse to eat until his clothing is changed and his hands are cleaned. I have no clue why it bothers him so much, maybe it’s a sensory thing, but it has definitely placed a hurdle in the way of teaching him to feed himself. Since a lack of lunch staff is clearly likely to be an issue with aiding him at lunchtime I think we will have to forego school dinners in favour of a packed lunch with finger foods and carry on working on this one at home.

    6. Read his own name. We have worked on this for the last two years and are genuinely getting nowhere. He knows how to say his name and will respond to someone saying his name, but when it comes to recognising it in a written format…well it’s just not sinking in. The only letter he recognises is C but I know for a fact that in his reception class there are several other children whose names begin with C so we still have work to do. Any suggestions on how to teach him this would be greatly appreciated.

    Tip 7. Numbers. We are working on this one too, but it’s really slow going. We have number puzzles and books and do a bit of number work every day but he still gets confused as to what order numbers go in (he tends to say 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 11) but if you prompt him at 4 he can then continue correctly up to 10. It’s rather odd. He recognises some of the numbers by sight but not others (he correctly recognises 1, 2, 5, 7 and 8).

    Tip 8. Sharing. Charlie still has work to do with this but essentially it boils down to the decided ‘value’ of the object in question. He is obsessed with vehicles and takes a lot of persuading to share these, but other toys he is more than happy to share. We work on taking turns by playing matching pairs, picture bingo and snap but it’s definitely a work in progress kinda thing.

    Apologies for the essay. I was judged online this morning regarding Charlie not being fully ‘school ready’ and it really got to me because we are genuinely trying but I just don’t think it will all fall into place for him in time.

  • I have worked in Kindergartens in Germany, the Netherlands and Iceland…and it’s just appalling to see the lack of support that parents have back home in the USA. The idea that this is supposed to help, well, I believe in tech, but what about getting people access to professional help

  • Five minutes and 26 seconds until you get to the race and skin color talk. TED is obsessed with melanin. It is the central pillars of the “social justice” religion.

  • My son started yesterday for kindergarten and the teacher has already lightly complained to me about my sons behavior. She said “he is extremely smart and extremely full of it!” He has high energy compared to the rest of the classroom. He does know how to do these things. Do you have any other videos on how to teach calming and adjustment for the classroom?

  • Emm… Maybe we should change our school’s methods? Why our poor kids have to start learning more earlier again to gain this f*ing good grades. I think this approach doesn’t work about 30 years already.

  • These people seem to forget that we put men on the moon with people educated in small school houses, using pencils and slide rules.

  • I found the video quite useful, but #10 was completely unnecessary. I understand the need for self-promotion, but perhaps “like and subscribe” could’ve been said after a legitimate #10 was implemented. I wrote most of these down as preparation for my kindergarten class to be aware of, but they surely don’t need to know “watch my videos,” haha. I mean this as constructively as possible, of course. Great tips, thanks for the help!

  • Great ideas! Very organizing and applicable to kids. Thank you for sharing this video reated to kids! Relate this video so much because we already uploaded a video with almost same content of this great video! You guys are also free to visit our channel and watch related video we uploaded. We will also apply some of your tips given. Again thank you so much for sharing this will help a lot! ����

  • I have a question. According to a colleague of mine, it is the TA’s job to help the children go to the toilet, and from where I work they ask parents to bring spare clothes that the children can use. Is it necessary that at the start of the school year, the parents get to be informed that it is their responsibility to toilet train the children?

  • A NEW WAY?
    Like what?….

    …… stick a syringe in them and feed them petroleum silicone-based food and insert a cellulose carcinogenic nicotine based sponge shielding and protecting removable batteries inside their lung endodermal implant attached skull band with their eyes plucked out and wired up to a screen visor with Holograms and blackout with camera and magnification and then strap lock shoes with a magnetic deadlock that brings their hands to their feet and puts them on the ground in less than a heartbeat that can be suspended from a cop needle syringe linked up to one of the battery packs in the lung pre-positioned with their ears disconnected and wired 2 an audio device that the principal has?

    Hmmmmm.
    The way things are going,…
    ….. we’re going to have to start thinking about making some other changes before we put energy into preparing kids for ‘kindergarten’.

    …. being that the word kindergarten is German and kind of profiling, seeming that another group likes to reference a certain time in history for their own needs,….. should we change the name of kindergarten to something else like the other group had gotten the names of Lee Street in Florida changed?

    ….. or shall we just pretend that nothing is bad and brainwash ourselves By ignoring everything in our rest of our daily lives and do business as usual?
    ….. why would people want to prepare their kids for kindergarten when schools are under scrutiny?

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    By the way, TEACHERS ARE EXEMPT FROM CRITICISM ON SCHOOL……QUALITY(?)
    …… except for those that are on panels that have influence to make the changes that parents really want and are better for the kids in this new world…… they may have to explain one day once the correct type of reforms start to happen.
    Thanks.

  • Look at Finland, they start school later than we do, and they have the best educational outcomes in the world. Preschool is not the answer for at risk kids.

  • I didn’t attend kindergarten, so I felt I was not really ready for primary school, but I was fine at school. the first in the class, mind you. kids nowadays should even be “ready” for kindergarten.

  • This is fantastic! I just made a research proposal on kindergarten readiness by evaluating early education/intervention programs. Engaging parents in their children’s education is a continual frustration for teachers.

  • sounds like an advertisement. The cost says it all, 2k for the program is wayyy too much. a capable computer can cost 200-300$ nowadays, then what? You supposedly earned 60k*2k = 120m but I assume most of those kids got it for free, but still you see this program should cost pennies but the catch is, it doesn’t, that’s because you goal is not to educate and there is a conflict of interest there

  • How about we stop pushing this fake need for babies to be ripped from their families for unnecessary compulsory schooling. Fix the family. Go back to play based kinder, half day a couple days a week. Fix the family. This is ridiculous. The answer isn’t MORE school. This is a bandaid. Fix the family! Fix the family! Fix the family first! This is absolute bs and a waste of money. Fix the family. Support the family. We already have Sesame Street. Play. Play. Play. The kids aren’t happy. The families are broken. Somehow, the answer is more school? Unbelievable.

  • Okay but I don’t understand how this is different than sesame street. I get that it’s important to teach kids social interactions, but with parents who work two jobs or kids in foster care this doesn’t seem like a super viable option.

  • Memories��. My baby had to be physically removed from me on her first day. She cried. I cried. The principal & my husband got mad at me for crying. I stayed for 2 hours watching thru the window and she cried herself to sleep. It was rough we laugh now but I cried the entire day. She was only 4 and had never been anywhere w/o us. My girl.