Let's Get K Ready!
Tips for Parents of Upcoming Kindergartners
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This issue highlights counting and learning activities to do in the great outdoors. There are so many ways to build learning into your day and be ready for K! (Image-Pre-COVID)
CCPS Summer Readiness Programs for Upcoming K Students
Are you interested in sending your uprising kindergartner to a summer learning program? If your answer is yes, Chesterfield County Public Schools is holding Summer Readiness Programs Monday through Thursday, June 28 - July 22. Please see this link for more information about all the CCPS summer programs.
1,2,3 - Count With Me!
Counting is the ability to recite numbers in order. It is a foundational skill for math development as children will eventually need to understand the concept of quantity, learn operations like addition and subtraction and a whole lot more! Give your child counting experiences throughout the day.
Find counting books at the library. There are so many GREAT ones to choose! See this list for ideas.
While outdoors, go on a scavenger hunt. Ask your child to find a variety of natural items. Say find "6 rocks" or "4 leaves". Collect items in a basket.
While in the car, have your child count all the cars he/she sees of a certain color.
Count the number of candies or the chips in a fun size bag or serving.
Count how many steps it takes to go upstairs or from room to room.
The possibilities are endless!
Hearing number words and other math language will help with both math and reading acquisition. It’s fun and simple to help your child learn about counting as you talk, play and learn together.
If you are feeling crafty, see this website for more ideas for teaching counting. #CCPSKREADY
Sit with your child and play these games that can be personalized for ability.