Getting Our Child Ready for Kindergarten: The Count Down Begins

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If you need some ideas of what math activities to do with your child(ren) at home, go to the header above on this blog and select an age, or topic!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on the comment section or email me at momatlearningmathwithmomdotcom (spelling this all out because of spammers).

If you would like to have a checklist handy for the summer, here are two resources for you to use:

  1.  Summertime Tips for Preparing Kids to Enter Kindergarten from AZ First Thing First http://www.azftf.gov/WhatWeDo/Impacting/Documents/Preparing%20Kids%20to%20Enter%20Kindergarten.pdf
  2. Getting Kids Ready For School With PBS KIDS from PBS.org http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/starting-school/getting-kids-ready-for-school/

Do you also want a chart, or schedule, as a friendly reminder during the summer?  Go to this link to see charts to set up your day by topic for different age ranges!

https://learningmathwithmom.wordpress.com/category/schedule-of-activities/

Something To Think About:  

There are plenty of things at the stores and online that you can buy and do with your child at home.  This blog focuses on things that you might already have at home that you can use, so learning at home does not need to be expensive. From the checklists though, I hope you see that just talking to your children and pointing things out to them about numbers, colors, shapes, letters, and reading to them are just the fundamentals of getting your child(ren) ready for learning.

Remember, learning should not be a race to see who gets there first, it is actually about getting there.  Learning should be enjoyable and relevant to the child’s world.  Once the child sees how math is a part of his/her world, the mathematics becomes that more interesting to learn.

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Activity Calendars From Learning Math with Mom

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copyright 2016 Christina Grossman

 

As a new mom years ago, I could  not think straight from all the lack of sleep.  I still wanted to see how I could teach my firstborn math, but needed a reminder to keep track.  As time passed, two more calendars were posted up on the refrigerator to remind me now and then of what we could focus on that day.  These have been shared throughout this blog as the “Schedule of Activities”.

At first glance, it looks like a rigid schedule to follow and leaves one to question when there was time to do anything else.  The calendars are there to serve as reminders of what could be done that day.  The calendar can be followed just as it is, or adjusted to what works for you in your household. Either way, it is to be a resource for you and your family.  🙂

Remember, it is not about following a strict schedule of teaching math to your child(ren) at home.  It is about actually finding ways to incorporate it into your family life in things that we already do because the math is and was already there to begin with.  🙂

Please enjoy this as a resource and friendly reminder for ages newborn-5 years of age.

Schedule of Activities for 0-18 months

Click to access Schedule%20for%20the%20Week_zerotoeighteenmonths.pdf

 

Schedule of Activities for 18 months-3 years of age

Click to access ScheduleofActivitiesfor18mosto3yrsofage_0.pdf

 

Schedule of Activities for 3 years – 5 years of age (with go through a revision soon)

Click to access CALENDAR3yearsto5yearsofagePDF_0.pdf

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copyright 2016 Christina Grossman