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Here are some sample Read Aloud Books and questions you can ask.
Board and card games are an excellent and fun way to reinforce math skills! Using games is a fun way to incorporate repetitive practice with your child. Elementary math board games are an alternative to drill sheets, flash cards and memorization exercises. Since repetition is a necessary component of learning, it is important that practice is provided through a variety of engaging methods.
The Homework Process in my Classroom
For a list of 35 Simple Writing Activities that I compiled to reinforce writing skills. Remember to keep it fun!
Common Core Learning Standards Roadmap
for Kindergarten Parents Mathematics and English Language Arts
These are just some questions you can ask your child to start a discussion. Feel free to pick one question following the book reading. This should be a pleasurable time where you both share thoughts and observations about the book.
Studies report newborns exhibit signs to show that they recognize sounds they hear in utero. By reading during pregnancy, you are exposing your unborn baby to sounds they will hear. There is also an association with music that you listen to.
One of the participants in my study read to her toddler while she was pregnant. After the baby was more Mom asked if she could conduct the study again with her newborn. At 22 days old, the newborn appeared to recognize the stories being read!
If your child likes to play on an iPad, I compiled a list of recommended educational apps to help reinforce kindergarten and first grade mathematical, reading, and writing skills. Most of the apps also have websites that can be accessed through your home computers as well. Many of the apps are free, but some do have subscriptions. I have not personally reviewed all of these apps, but they were recommended through the links provided .
It is so important to keep learning fun. If you or your child gets frustrated stop and do something else. We do NOT want to turn them off from learning. I usually recommend that they come home from school, have a snack and some down time, and then do homework. Have a structured schedule so they know the routine on their own. Learning opportunities are everywhere, from sorting the socks by colors and counting the steps in your house! Keep it fun!
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Sesame Street Math is Everywhere!
These are just some questions you can ask your child regarding concepts about print to enhance reading development. Feel free to pick one question following the book reading. This should be a pleasurable time where you both share thoughts and observations about the book.