Tuesday, July 1, 2014
My oldest as I have mentioned on the blog previously is starting kindergarten in the fall. In preschool I was given a list of words- Site Words for him to be familiar with for kindergarten. I was a little surprised to find out that a lot of the children is Kindergarten will be reading by the end of the school year. So I took the site words list and made some flash cards and we also have been taking a few a day and writing them as well. I don't know about your little one but mine could always use some penmanship practice. I am hoping that our time spent over the summer will make the transition to kindergarten a little easier.
I want to include a site word list for you if you are encouraged to work with your little one.
Site Words in alphabetical order
I have just been dedicating about 10 minutes a day and I have seen an improvement in recognition of words and his writing. So if you have the time dedicate a little time a day to your little one it will give them the head start they need to read and make their kindergarten experience an easier and more positive one. Then they will be able to concentrate on the dreaded common core.
Also there are tons of programs this summer to encourage and give your child something to work towards. Right now Pottery Barn Kids is having a summer reading program. The great thing is they have a list for your young child and your older child as well. Barnes and Noble also has a reading program right now and you just have to journal a few of your child's reading accomplishments and they can go pick out a book.
Do you have any tried and true ideas that have helped your child with reading and/or for preparation for school? Please share.