Your child may not begin Kindergarten for a few months, but you can help your child learn throughout the summer. Try these activities, then visit your library to check out a book about it. Click here to print this list.
We are learning Language and Literacy
Play "I Spy." Say, "I spy something with my little eyes something that starts with 'h' or ends with an 'n'." If your kindergartner has difficulty, encourage them to find something that is a specific color or shape. Change the game to develop the senses by playing "I hear with my little ear," "I feel with my little hands," "I taste with my little mouth," or "I smell with my little nose."
S Is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James. Q Is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game by Mary Elting
We are learning Partnerships for Learning
Find a book at your local library that shows how to do magic tricks. (Or print this month's book list and take with you!) Have your kindergartner learn a magic trick to perform for their family.
Magic Shapes by Patrick George. Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson.
We are learning Social and Emotional Development
Make a card and take your kindergartner to do a porch drop off for an elderly friend or use video chat to share the card. Use a video chat so your your kindergartner can describe to the adult how the treat or card was made. Find pictures of things your kindergartner likes to do and help them create a picture book. Pictures can be of their favorite toys or activities they enjoy, like building with blocks.
The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth.
We are learning Health, Wellness and Physical Development
Create an exercise routine you and your kindergartner can do together. For example, yoga is stretching that can be done together. Use a calendar to keep track of how many minutes you both exercises each day.
Sofa Boy by Scott Langteau. One Two Three PULL! by Sophie Schmid and Sabine Praml.