What your Child is Learning in KindergartenHere are a few examples:
- Understands that people in a community live, learn and work together as they develop an understanding of rules, laws and positive character traits of citizenship.
- Knows that in order to learn it is important to observe the same things often and compare them.
- Use letters and relationships to sounds to read and write words and sentences.
- Counts to 100 out loud and matches objects to numbers up to 20.
How to help your child do better
- Identify spoken words that begin with the same sound (cat/coat)
- Practice pointing to and naming upper case and lower case letters while reading.
- Practice reading grade level sight words.
- Read stories and factual books to your child. Ask and answer questions about the books and write about them.
- If you have a computer in your home, have your child practice typing short responses to questions on the computer.
- Help them look for patterns (red, green, and red green) in the world around them
- Help them identify and describe shapes (e.g. circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon, cube, cone, cylinder, and sphere)
- Add and subtract small quantities of items with your child. Use beans, dry pasta, buttons and pennies.
- Help him put items in a story in sequence, what came first, second, third,etc.