Let's Get K Ready!

Tips for Parents of Upcoming Kindergartners

Vol.1, No.8

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Welcome! Do you have a preschooler? If so, this newsletter is for you! The "Let's Get K Ready!" news is filled with tips and ideas to prepare your little one for the transition to kindergarten. It is never too early to start! So, start today! If you are on a computer, subscribe for this weekly publication by selecting the orange button to the right "Follow CCPS Family and Community Engagement"; or if you are on your phone, scroll to the bottom to locate the follow button.

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.

School Readiness Registration Form

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.

  • Recite rhymes and sing songs that include counting such as: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Five Green and Speckled Frogs, and Five Little Ducks.

  • 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.

  • Play family games like "Chutes and Ladders" or "Don't Spill the Beans"

  • 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

Online Counting Games

Sit with your child and play these games that can be personalized for ability.

Nurture in Nature

Check out the quick videos below for a bunch of ideas for using the great outdoors as a classroom for your child. Thanks to our great CCPS teachers who created these videos for us!
K Ready: Don't Be Afraid of Puddles
Take a Scavenger Hunt

Visit a Chesterfield County Park!

Need a new place to explore? Try one of Chesterfield County's parks. See the map at the link below to find a place for a weekend outing!
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