School, Tips & Hacks

A Parent’s Guide to Being Ready for Kindergarten

My son “graduates” preschool this week. Which means at the end of this summer he enters Kindergarten. The Big Leagues. As parents, we spend a lot of time making sure our little ones are ready for Kindergarten. We try to prepare them academically, we buy them first backpacks and school supplies, and we worry about their capacity to sit still. Many of us send our kids to preschool hoping they’ll acquire the skills they’ll need to take those first steps into Kindergarten. But what do we do to prepare ourselves for this transition?

Was preschool preparing us – or was it setting us up for failure and disappointment?

We spend five years getting our kids ready for kindergarten, but did we ever stop to see if WE were ready? Read here for tips on how to make sure YOU are prepared to send your little one off this fall! #readyforkindergarten #gettingreadyforkindergarted #kinderprep #kindergartenprep #kindergartenready #transitionfrompreschool #transitioningfrompreschool #preschool #kindergarten #parenting #momlife #dadlife #kindergartenlife #kindergartener #kindergartenrocks #kindergartenmom #kindergartendad ##kindergartentoolkit #kindergartenreadiness #kindergartenhomeschool #kindergartenfun

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Kids' Activities, School

10 School Readiness Skills (That Have NOTHING to Do with Academics!)

A new school year brings with it many things- new backpacks. New uniforms. New teachers. And for some of us it brings new experiences.  When you first set out to prepare your kids for their FIRST first day of school, a million questions pop into your mind. Is my child ready for preschool? Does my child have the kindergarten readiness skills they need? Will they be okay without me?

As a former teacher, I was surprised to find that I had exactly the same concerns when my daughter went to school for the first time. I felt like there were soooo many things I wanted to teach her before school started- and believe it or not, letters and numbers were the least of my concerns!

When it comes to school readiness, there are more important things to focus on (things like independence, how to get along with others, and fine motor skills) that will free up the teacher’s time to teach academics.  Here’s ten things that you can teach your kids before school starts that your child’s Kindergarten/TK/Pre-K teacher will LOVE you for.

Is your child ready for kindergarten? Check out our list of 10 things you should teach your preschooler or kindergartener BEFORE school starts, from thesaltymamas.com. #kindergartenreadinesskills #firstdayofpreschool #firstdayofkindergarten #gettingreadyforkindergarten #whatdokidsneedtoknowbeforeschoolstarts #whatdokidsneedtoknowbeforekindergarten #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolskills #whatdotheyteachinpreschool #gettingreadyforschool #schoolreadiness #kindergartenchecklist Continue reading “10 School Readiness Skills (That Have NOTHING to Do with Academics!)”