Ready, Steady, Kindergarten: From Home Edition

Let's hear from Mary, opens a new window, an early literacy librarian, about kindergarten prep when schools are closed.

Now that you’re home with your kids because preschool is closed, how can you keep them learning and growing and getting ready for Kindergarten? 

First of all, take a deep breath, and don’t worry about creating a lesson plan or schedule! Young children learn best through play and positive relationships with those who love and care for them, so if you’re reading together, having conversations, playing together and taking time to get outside, you’re doing just fine! Allie at No Time for Flash Cards has this great post on how to get your child ready for Kindergarten and it includes many of the things you’re already doing., opens a new window 

If your child thrives on a school schedule and you’d like ideas for how to create one, here are some schedule ideas:

If you're looking for simple learning activities and lessons that can be done from home, here are some great ideas: 

Remember that kids learn best through interaction with people, but also remember to be kind to yourself. This is new territory and we're all doing what we can to get by.

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