What Every Parent Must Know Before Sending a Child to Kindergarten: the eBook is designed for busy families who want to make sure that their child is prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.
It includes over 100 pages of printables that you can use with your child today to help build a foundation of learning that will pave the way for success in school tomorrow.
As an often-frazzled, working parent, Amy understands the reality of juggling work and raising young children. And she knows the reality of the trying to balance a household on top of trying to squeeze in quality time with her kids. Adding in learning seems unrealistic and impossible—but it’s not.
That’s because, with younger kids, it’s the little things—quick tricks for sneaking some learning into your child’s every day–that really count. This eBook includes dozens of key activity ideas that will really, truly help prepare your child for Kindergarten, and you will learn all of them!
What Every Parent Must Know Before Sending a Child to Kindergarten: the eBook brings together the best, research-based ideas from the following content areas so that you are using your precious time wisely:
- oral language
- speech sounds
- listening skills
- early literacy
- early math
- social & emotional development
It’s everything you would have learned in one of Amy’s highly sought-after workshops–without the workshop. You read the eBook and look at the materials at your leisure, on your own time. And before you know it, you will know exactly how to make a lifestyle of learning fun for your family.
This eBook includes:
- a Preparing for Kindergarten Checklist so you can see exactly what your child should know before entering Kindergarten.
- 4 Skills Assessments so you can track your child’s progress in learning letters, numbers, and other skills.
- 4-week and 8-week Calendars and Weekly Plan Sheets for you to map out how you want to use time with your child.
- Literacy Terms you need to know so you understand primary grade literacy-block jargon.
- 6 different games to play for learning concepts of print.
- Sound Sort Card Game
- Rhyme Cards
- 3 Blank Board Games that you can use to play relevant, content-focused games with your child.
- Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Cards and directions for 9 games you can play with them.
- Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Hunt Games
- Number Hunt Game
- Blank Family Name Cards
- Family Name Chart
- Making and Breaking Words Chart
- Grade 1 High Frequency Word List: Dolch/ Fry/ Fountas & Pinnell
- Kindergarten Word Wall Words Word Cards
- 1st 100, 2nd 100, 3rd 100, and 4th 100 First Grade Word Wall Word Check Sheets
- 5 games for learning sight words or letters
- Shape Cards
- Number Match-Up Cards
- Pre-K and K Positional Words
- Happy Kid, Smart Kid Checklist
- Lunchbox Love Notes
- Hello Teacher Notes
100+ pages of printables that you can use today with your child.
You can grab your copy of What Every Parent Must Know Before Sending a Child to Kindergarten: the eBook here:
As a state-certified Reading Specialist and primary grade reading teacher, Amy knows first-hand how to develop the skills necessary for success in school. She has worked with countless students over the years, privately tutoring them and building their confidence and skills in reading. She has worked with local schools to help design their reading programs, and she anchored the Scholastic Parents Raise a Reader blog for years. Her first book was published by Scholastic in 2015; Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading. Her second book will be published in 2019.
She has shared hundreds of resources on teachmama.com over the last 10 years, and this site has thousands and thousands of visitors each day who come for more ideas about how to be a teaching parent. She has presented a workshop—how to prepare kids for kindergarten—dozens of times to local groups of parents, and the feedback is always the same:
- I had no idea that I could do all of this at home!
- I am in awe—and excited—about getting my kids ready for school!
- Your ideas are simple but powerful! I wish I knew about these for my first child!