If your child is starting kindergarten this year, you know his teacher will have a long list of goals to accomplish before the end of the school year. To some degree, your child will definitely be working on:
- Letter names and sounds
- Sounding out for reading and writing
- Sight word recognition and spelling
- Printing letters and numbers
- Understanding stories
- Listening comprehension
- Oral and written communication
- Counting and understanding numbers
- Addition and subtraction
Whether you are hoping to support your child’s learning at home, or are preparing your preschooler for next year, now is the time to familiarize your child with the activities they will be exposed to—so they can feel great about the new year. “Where to start?” may be on your mind.
You may already be following the common advice to “read with your child 20 minutes per day.” However, for parents of young learners, this advice can be somewhat confusing, considering all the new things your child is just learning how to do.
If you are like most parents, you wonder:
“What if my child can’t read yet? Does it “count” if I do the reading? What kind of books should we read? How do I know if my child is “getting it?” And, what about math?”
We answer these questions and more in our FREE Parent Guide:
We break down the major goals of kindergarten into three categories: reading, comprehension, and math, and provide you with an activity to support each of them. A few adjustments to the daily reading you already do, such as asking your child about the letters in words and pictures in a story, can have a huge impact on school confidence!
Need more support for your child? Our learning centers provide Kindergarten Boost Instruction. Students can spend a few weeks working on the basics in order to make the school year easier. We work to strengthen the imagery-language connection as a foundation for reading, spelling, comprehension, and math. We want to help create the Magic of Learning right from the start of your child’s academic career! Learn More.