I have a lot of parents ask me, “How can I help my child practice their kindergarten skills at home.”  Here is a list of things you can do at home to help your child practice the skills we are learning at school.

*See how far your child can count by 1’s.

* Ask your child to count to 100 by 5’s.

* Ask your child to count to 100 by 10’s.

*Ask your child to sort their toys by color, size, shape, and kind.

*Place some items in front of your child and ask him/her to count and tell you how many items are in that group.

*Have your child write the numbers 1-10.

*Ask your child to read the popcorn words to you every night.

*Ask your child to find popcorn words in his/her library books.

*Play a rhyming game with your child.  Find any object in the room and ask if he/she can think of a word that rhymes with it.  It can be a real word or a made up word.  For example, you could tell them the word stove, and your child could answer you buy saying rove.

*Tell your child a word and have them tell you the first sound in that word.

*Read library books to your child.

*Ask your child to tell you who the characters are in the story.  Ask them to tell you the problem in the story and how it was solved.

*Have your child read their guided reading book to you.

*Have your child practice writing the capital letters we have learned at school: B,D,P,M,N,R,E, and F.

*Ask your child to draw you a picture and color it neatly.

*Ask your child to tell you his/her address and phone number.

*Ask your child to tell you his/her birthday.

*Have your child practice tying his/her shoes.