KINDERGARTEN AT-HOME PRACTICE: OCTOBER
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.