Welcome to the final week of Get Ready for K Through Play. For the past six weeks I have been taking part in a series with some of my favorite kid bloggers to help you prepare your child for Kindergarten. Last week, I shared Handwriting Practice with Shaving Cream and this week we are all sharing Ready to Learn Skills. Ready to Learn Skills can be anything from Establishing a Bedtime Routine to setting up a homework station to finding ways to learn at home. This week, I will share my Must Have Resources to Get Ready for Kindergarten.
These items can be used a variety of ways as you work to prepare your child for Kindergarten and you can continue to use them throughout the Kindergarten year to learn and grow. I have included items that we personally own and that I have used in my own Kindergarten classroom.
Learning Resources All Ready for Kindergarten
This box is packed with activities to make learning fun! It provides practice with social skills, listening and speaking, fine and gross motor skills, reading, handwriting, math, thinking and problem solving, and creativity.
Big Kindergarten Workbook
Over 320 pages of skills for kids to work on before Kindergarten. A great review of numbers, letters, math, reading readiness, and more.
What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Get Ready for Kindergarten
This book is great for giving you some guidelines and ideas for working with your child at home. Available in a Kindle version too.
These were a staple in my Kindergarten classroom. The kids loved using them to create cubes and other 3D shapes. They work as a math manipulative as well.
Another Kindergarten favorite! These come in a variety of colors and can be used for creating patterns, measuring, grouping, sorting, counting and more.
Play Money: Coins and Bills
My kids learned all about coins this past year in Kindergarten. This play set is realistic looking and would be a great addition to a pretend play area.
Snap it Up Phonics Game
Kids love games and this one provides reading skills practice. Kids work to create words while learning about spelling and word families.
Brain Quest Kindergarten
This question and answer game is curriculum based and will keep kids on their toes. We use it when we have to wait at a restaurant or doctor's office. It is an easy and fun way to get kids thinking.
For play and learning. We used these all the time in my Kindergarten classroom and we have a set at home that my kids play with. They can be used for sorting, learning colors, patterning, and weighing and measuring. They are also a great tool for teaching beginning addition and subtraction skills.
Kids will work on addition and subtraction as they travel around a board. This is a fun way to practice beginning math skills.