Preparing for Kindergarten Archive

father with little daughter walking to school

Info, tips and resources to help you prepare your child for the transition to school!

 

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Preparing for Kindergarten Workshop.


  • Learning Through Play in Kindergarten

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Learning Through Play in Kindergarten Accessible PDF 

Learning Through Play Resources:

How Does Learning Happen Document
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/howlearninghappens.pdf 

The Kindergarten Curriculum from the  Ministry of Education website
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/kindergarten.html 

An overview of the Kindergarten program from the Ministry of Education as well as other helpful information for parents
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/ 

Activity Ideas for Practicing Literacy and Numeracy Skills
https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/?fbclid=IwAR03OipeDNaosGwC1eRshKx87S7TFLNr5wA09TSK2ed3NDkZsa6SMxDoBHM 

 


 

  • Building Self-regulation Skills

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Independence and Self-help skills Accessible PDF

Self-Regulation Resources

Understanding Stress Behaviour
https://self-reg.ca/infographic-stress-behaviour-parents/

Recognizing Stressors
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Stuart Shanker’s Self-Reg info:
https://self-reg.ca/resources/

Calm, Alert and Happy
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/Shanker.pdf

Self-Regulation Videos

Self-Regulation—Ministry of Education:
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/selfRegulate.html

Why do we lose control of our emotions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKuoH8CkFc

Just Breathe Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVA2N6tX2cg

Controlling Emotions for Kids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGET9fNNlkw

Self-Regulation Song:
https://soundcloud.com/rounder-records/raffi-take-a-breath-the-self-reg-song

 


 

  • Independence and self-help skills

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How to Support Your Child Accessible PDF


 

  • What is a routine?

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Routines Accessible PDF

Routines Resources

 

Ready, Set, Go!  Halton Region resources for routines 

https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Children-and-Parenting/Ready-Set-Go/Routines-that-Make-Family-and-Scho 

Preparing for school with routines – Ministry of Education 

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/howcanipreparemychild.html 

Morning Routines for School Days 

https://afineparent.com/lighten-up/morning-routine-for-kids.html 


 

  • Getting ready for Kindergarten: Skills building

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Skill-Building for Kindergarten Accessible PDF

Skill Building for Kindergarten Resources

 

Building Literacy Skills before Kindergarten

https://www.hanen.org/MyHanen/Resource-Centre/Articles/Early-Childhood-Education---Early-Literacy/School-Readiness--Language-is-Key.aspx

How do children become ready for school? Learn how school readiness begins at birth.

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/306-school-readiness-infographic

What about dual language learners?  Do I speak English or our native language to my child?

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/2214-taking-two-languages-to-preschool-supporting-children-who-are-dual-language-learners

Math readiness tips and activities

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources?q=&topic=early-math-and-science&type=parenting-resources&rformat=&age_range=


 

  • Being prepared for the first day of Kindergarten

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Being Prepared for the First Day of Kindergarten Accessible PDF

Being Prepared for the First Day Of Kindergarten

Separation Anxiety Handout:

http://anxietycanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Separation-Anxiety-Doc-FINAL-2.pdf?_ga=2.135334200.862809486.1588679195-1529603094.1588679195

Erinoak Preschool Communication Check Up Too & Preschool Speech and Language Resources: www.erionoakkids.ca

Ready, Set, Go – Halton Region Kindergarten Preparation Information https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Children-and-Parenting/Ready-Set-Go

Books you can read to your child:

  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penny
  • The Invisible String by Patricia Karst

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