Kindergarten at Home
— KASEY G.
The rest of the week is comprised of deep learning and quality time with your child making art, cooking together, exploring books, and singing songs. Plus some quiet, independent play to give you both a rest.
A two week activity plan with 18 activities, designed to be completed over three mornings per week
1 song or poem relating to the theme
1 short story relating to the theme
1 phonological awareness activity
1 cooking project
1 art project
5 quiet time activities
5 recommended books relating to the theme
Plus printables and watercolor vocabulary cards to extend learning
— SUSIE K.
"I just wanted to say that I have had 6 children and had my oldest reading before she entered Kindergarten. Yet, I was so excited to see the order in which you suggest to teach ABC's. I bought your program for my last daughter and wished I had it for my son. She was 4 at the time of purchase, and she really enjoyed going over the letters. Thank you teaching an old Mom a new trick!!! I truly recommend this program to everyone!!!"
— SHIRLEY S.
I am a certified teacher and reading specialist, and taught Kindergarten in the classroom for 10+ years. Currently, I am a homeschool teacher to my 4 children. I also support parents, caregivers, and fellow teachers in their journeys with little ones through my blog, ebooks, and digital courses. Through decades of teaching young children (including my own!), I have refined the best activities to build strong foundations in literacy and mathematics.
You will learn all about phonological skills in Kindergarten at Home! Phonological skills actually have nothing to do with the letters in the alphabet, but they are essential for building a strong foundation for reading. Phonological awareness focuses on auditory skills, hearing the relationship between words—the rhymes, the sounds, the syllables, etc. Did you know that a child’s ability to rhyme in Kindergarten is a direct predictor of his or her reading success in grade one? It’s true! Rhyming is the first of seven phonological skills that your little one will master with Kindergarten at Home.
Kindergarten at Home covers all foundational Kindergarten skills—from phonological awareness all the way to sound blending, and so much more! Generally, children are ready for Kindergarten at Home between the ages of 4 and 6. Before this age, I recommend my preschool program, Play into Kindergarten Readiness. Play into Kindergarten Readiness acts as a bridge from entirely child-led play to guided play-based activities. Once a child is having success with 20-minute play-based activities, such as those found in Play into Kindergarten Readiness, they are ready to begin Kindergarten at Home.
Yes! Kindergarten at Home is set up with nine activities per week designed to be completed over three days, plus extra deep learning opportunities sprinkled throughout the week. Of course, you are welcome to implement the curriculum however works for your family!
Instantly! After purchase, you will be sent an email with a link to download Kindergarten at Home. You will be able to view your materials on your computer, tablet, or phone. You can also print a hard copy at home or at your local print shop. Printed and shipped orders are delivered via Priority Post and generally take 3-6 days to arrive.