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Kindergarten Readiness Resources

"What can I do to get my child ready for kindergarten?" Are you a teacher looking for some great resources that you can pass along to prospective students' parents? Are you getting registration packets and kindergarten orientations all setup? Click read more to find some great resources on the web that teachers or parents can use to assist students in getting a jump-start to kindergarten.

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Parent Guide to Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready? Are You?

Help you child get a smooth start to school with these resources for kindergarten readiness. Covers everything from when to start kindergarten to preparing your child. This collection also assists you in choosing a program and teacher.

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Reading Readiness in PreK

Adele Brodkin gives advice on individualizing programs that cater to the level of reading readiness that children display.

ARTICLE: PARENT & CHILD

Teachers Tell What Skills Children Need to Be Ready for Kindergarten

Five teachers tell you what skills preschoolers need to start kindergarten next year. Talks about the academic, motor, and social skills that kindergartners require to succeed.

Branches: Growing Readers

Scholastic proudly presents Branches?a unique line of books specifically designed for newly independent readers who are ready to make the exciting leap from leveled readers, but not quite prepared for a traditional chapter book.

First Five

As you know, an important way to develop reading-readiness skills is to tap into children's most precious resource-their imaginations! This program from First 5 California and Scholastic is brimming with fun, creative ways to enhance your classroom activities for nurturing students' lifelong love of learning.

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Does Your Child Have the Emotional Maturity to Start Kindergarten?

This parent asks: my son is ready for kindergarten academically. How can I tell if he's ready emotionally? An expert offers advice on kindergarten readiness and choosing the right program for your child.

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THE RISE OF TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

A child may be old enough for kindergarten, but does that mean he is developmentally ready? See if transitional kindergarten is the right choice for your child

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC PARENTS 11/13/2006

Kindergarten Dilemmas

Get the facts to make a good decision about your child's kindergarden experience. Covers parents' kindergarten dilemmmas from readiness to redshirting.

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Staff Workshop Teacher Handout: Math Principles & Standards: Grades PreK - 2

Between infancy and kindergarten the foundation for children's mathematical development is established. If done well, early mathematics is more than "getting ready" for school, but also challenges children to explore ideas in more sophisticated and rich ways than previously believed possible.

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Adventures in Kindergarten

Four families share their very different experiences with the start of kindergarten. They talk about their kids' readiness or lack there of, and how they dealt with it.

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Staff Workshop Teacher Handout: On the Way to Universal PreK With "First 5 LA"

Cooper details First 5 LA, the new effort that seeks to provide quality educational experiences for all young children.

ARTICLE: ADMINISTRATOR MAGAZINE: CURRICULUM

College Prep Starts in PreK

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ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC PARENTS 1/8/2007

Here Comes Kindergarten: Recommendations for Getting Children Prepared

Recommendations for preparing children not just to survive, but to thrive in kindergarten. List five skills areas you can practice with your child before she needs to use them in the classroom.