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Journey to Kindergarten

Arrive with 5

Cymax Media Daniel

on 29 October 2014

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Transcript of Journey to Kindergarten

important skills to learn:
- Brushes teeth, washes hands and tries to dress self.
- Has regular bedtime routine to promote 8-10
hours of sleep.
- Understands and makes nutritious eating choices.
- Participates in daily active play with limited TV/computer time.
how to develop these skills:
- Involve children in shopping & meal preparation.
- Encourage movement by jumping, hopping,
running, and throwing balls every day.
- Set up taste tests with health foods and talk about
which is a favorite.
- Plant a garden together.
important skills to learn:
helps young children develop a
healthy mind and body for lifetime
- Engages in conversations and tells short stories.
- Learns new sounds, letters and words each day.
- Rhymes words and sings songs.
- Scribbles, draws pictures and tries to write some letters.
how to develop these skills:
- Read to your child every day.
- Take your child to the local library story times.
- Sing the alphabet with your child.
- Play "find the letter" while you're shopping or driving.
helps young children express
ideas, listen, read and write
helps young children learn about numbers, patterns and nature
important skills to learn:
- Counts and uses number words such as:
more/less, all/none.
- Shows curiosity by asking questions, making
guesses and discovering answers.
- Matches, sorts and groups objects.
- Builds with objects to make structures.
how to develop these skills:
- Count objects like blocks, grapes and crayons.
- Play music and clap your hands to the beat.
- Draw a picture and cut it up, making your own
special puzzle.
- Do simple experiments such as sink/float,
melt/freeze and mixing colors.
important skills to learn:
- Starts and finishes an activity.
- Willing to take a risk and make
a mistake.
- Desires to be independent.
- Maintains attention and listens
to others.
how to develop these skills:
- Practice two-step directions, such as take off your shoes and put them in the
- Plays with puzzles and games that
encourage sitting for 5 to 8 minutes.
- Make music together using kitchen
- Perform a puppet show.
helps young children build
enthusiasm, curiosity and creativity
helps young children
build self-confidence,
self-control and get
along with others
important skills to learn:
- Learns and uses feeling words like happy, sad,
mad, frustrated, etc.
- Knows how to re-focus, calm down and bounce back.
- Makes friends and plays with other children.
how to develop these skills:
- Have your child make faces that show different feelings (happy, sad, etc.).
- Create a play box for imaginative play.
- Have your child invite a friend over to play.
- Find opportunities to problem
solve, such as sharing a toy.
because all children should be valued, healthy & thriving
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