Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

By: Renee Zimmerman

For many, the first day of kindergarten means sending your little one off into their next big journey, the world of a formal education. But for those with children of preschool age, particularly those whose children are in their final year before kindergarten, there can be some questions or apprehensions regarding their child’s school readiness.

In 2010 the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and First Five San Mateo County collaborated on an excellent publication titled “Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?” Continue reading Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

By Denise Yellen Ganot

You don’t have to pay someone to prepare your child for kindergarten.

Read with your child. As you read, practice good reading habits. Point to words to show one-to-one correspondence. Children will learn to recognize words over time. Read with expression. Read often. Expose your child to a variety of genres: poetry, humor, mystery, nonfiction, fiction, fairytales, etc. Continue reading Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten