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Get Ready for K through PLAY

A group of bloggers and educators sharing ideas and fun ways to get your child ready for Kindergarten. We are focusing on play, hands-on fun and engaging activities that will develop language, self-help skills, foster independence, encourage reading/writing/math, thinking skills and socialization.
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3 Independent Skills Your Child Needs for Kindergarten

3 Independent Skills {you may not even realize} Your Child Needs for Kindergarten

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Monster Math: A Dice Simple Math Activity

Monster Math: A Simple Dice Activity For Kids. Simple Addition. Preschool Math Activity. Simple Math Activity For Kids.

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Playful ways to learn about weights and measures. Fun ideas to teach kids about…

Playful Ways to Learn Weights and Measures

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Helping the Shy Child Prepare for Kindergarten

Helping the Shy Child Prepare for Kindergarten - Have a child starting Kindergarten? These tips will help all kids starting kindergarten but especially shy children.

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Language Experience Stories {Get Ready for K Through Play

Language Experience Stories: Get Ready for K Through PLAY!

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Teach Independent Skills for Kindergarten

Practice Independent Skills Needed for Kindergarten with a Fun School Day Obstacle Course!

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Get Ready for Kindergarten by Playing School

How Playing School Helps Kids Develop the Social and Emotional Skills Needed for Kindergarten! #kids #educhat #school

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Baked Cotton Balls Number Smash

I love finding ways to make learning fun and hands on at my house. My kids love learning through play. One day we set out to try baked cotton balls. We had this on a summer bucket list a few years ago and never got it marked off. It was still on my mental to do list and I was not letting another summer get away from us without trying it out. Seeing if you can turn a soft cotton ball into a ha...

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Kindergarten Active Math Games

Preschoolers and kindergartners love to move! Instead of trying to get them to sit still all the time I am a big fan of letting them move and learn. This week in our Get Ready for K Through PLAY! series I am sharing some fun kindergarten active math games!

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Math Activities for Kindergarten: Snack Time Practice

Getting your preschooler ready for kindergarten math doesn't have to be time consuming or involve a lot of preparation. Adding some math practice into everyday activities, like snack time, is the best way to get kids learning and having fun!

Math Activities for Kindergarten: Snack Time Practice

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Sandwich Fractions Activity

Sandwich Fractions! A fun and yummy way to teach kids about fractions!

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Spy School Kids Activities

Free and FUN Summer Camp at Home series! 11 weeks of ideas to keep kids busy and having fun!

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Window Painting Handwriting Practice

One easy way to make handwriting practice fun is to make it big! Painting big letters with window paint on the windows is a great way to get kids excited about working on letter formation.

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Grape Shapes Activity

Make grape shapes to explore the properties of shape and geometry!

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Gross Motor Phonics Game: Walk the Word

Walk the Word Phonics Game! A gross motor game that teaches kids to segment and blend sounds. Great activity for active kids who are learning to read!

Gross Motor Phonics Game: Walk the Word

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15 Fun & Hands-on Science Experiments & Explorations for Kids to keep learning alive & fun over the summer break!

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The ABC's of Learning to Read Through PLAY - A thru M - ideas for meaningful, fun, hands-on ways to help children learn to read

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Sugar/Salt Writing plus 14 other FUN & hands-on ways to practice writing with kids

Play to Learn: 15 Ways to Encourage Letter Formation & Handwriting Practice

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Musical Sight Words Game gets kids moving, dancing, grooving and mastering sight words

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Fostering Kids Math Skills through Play

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50 Activities for summer learning & fun

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Beginning Letter Scavenger Hunt

A letter scavenger hunt is such a fun way to work on letter recognition and letter sounds.

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Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids

Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids - Mama Smiles

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Sight Word Games to Play Outdoors

Fun Sight Word Games You Can Play Outdoors!

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Letter Tracing with Cars

Letter Tracing Practice with Toy Cars is So Much Fun! A Great Way to Practice Letter Strokes.

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