Life in Kindergarten — Cutting

Surprisingly enough cutting things with scissors is not a skill you instantly know how to do. It takes practice. Along with fine motor skills this is something children in the 3-5 year age group learn how to do. The series of posts I’m doing on this subject matter are expanded from an article I foundContinue reading “Life in Kindergarten — Cutting”

Life in Kindergarten — Shapes and Colors

Introduction The series of posts I’m doing on this subject matter are expanded from an article I found called 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs from 2013.  Despite the article being older, the areas it covers are still basic areas of study and behavior that should be paid attention to. Area 5: Shapes And Colors PartContinue reading “Life in Kindergarten — Shapes and Colors”

Life in Kindergarten — Number Recognition and Counting

Introduction The series of posts I’m doing on this subject matter are expanded from an article I found called 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs from 2013.  Despite the article being older, the areas it covers are still basic areas of study and behavior that should be paid attention to. Area 4: Number Recognition and CountingContinue reading “Life in Kindergarten — Number Recognition and Counting”

Life in Kindergarten — Beginning Sounds

Not only the letters on the page are important when talking about reading, but the sounds that each letter make are extremely important. I found this out myself when my son who is dyslexic was learning the letter sounds at about a third of the rate of other kids. That meant that after three yearsContinue reading “Life in Kindergarten — Beginning Sounds”

Keys For Kindergarten Excellence

While I do believe teachers hold the magic tips and tricks to teaching your kindergartener, here are some things to think about when approaching your child’s kindergarten year.