My 3 year old daughter will go to preschool sometime in the next 6 month, i think. i'd like to get her ready. she's been going to daycare in a home since she was 3 mos old, so she is already used to spending the day away from me. but i want her prepared as far as her abc's and 123's... and holding a pencil correctly etc.
but i don't really know the standard for what is a good level for a child to be when entering pre-school . or if there is even a standard. i don't want her to be upset that everyone can do something that she cannot, or be unfamiliar with some of the very, very basics.
but am not sure how or where to being.
any thoughts on what you are doing. what you may have found out through experience or research, or if you teach preschool --what you may offer as advice would be greatly appreciated!
I use Smarty Crafts and it's awesome. It allows me to play with my 3 yr old daughter using crafts with kindergarten based lessons developed by a teacher. It's important for me that my daughter doesn't feel like I'm trying to teach her so this craft kit allows me to interact in a way that is fun & creative and she learns in the process. We both have fun and sometimes I learn something new too. Check it out. Their website is www.smartycrafts.com. Each month we get a new kit with new theme and new lessons like color, shape, letter, number and vocab. And, the company was started by two moms so they understand what works.41597
well i have a two year old. and i have been getting him started on. Reading daily, and coloring. And playing with playdough. And he plays with his toys. want else is good for a two year old. i need more suff to get him ready. Dallas41598
I've been taking my daughter to storytime at the library and I also take her to a Kindermusik class once a week; this helps her social development because that's very important prior to entering preschool. I also read books with her, do crafts, do prewriting skills, teach ABCs, numbers, colors, shapes. We've also been working on self-help skills and manners.41599
You shouldn't be worried at the level you are going to teach your girl to prep her for kindergarden because when my little Alexander went to Kindergarden, I made sure he knew his ABC's he knew how to count to 20 (skipping 16 for some reason :) and colors, Colors are important. That's not stuffing her little brain with too much info because you have to make it fun for them. By using stuffed animals you can teach her colors, By using a Fun book you can teach her the ABC's and just practicing with her and making games so she can count to at least 20 is great. Believe you me, when she goes into Kindergarden and the teacher tell you that she's very smart, Boy, that's priceless!41600
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