Although many still do not know whether kids and teachers will be returning to their classrooms this fall, today’s topic is in honor of August’s status as “Get Ready for Kindergarten” month. Here in San Diego, most schools are going to stay virtual in the fall. How about you? Hit reply, and let me know whether your school will be back in the classroom.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Kindergarten Readiness Printable(** for Premium Members only)
August is “Get Ready for Kindergarten” month for almost two million American kids entering kindergarten in the fall. Today’s collection of websites include a mix of online and offline activities for parents to do with their preschoolers. But remember, although worksheets and online games are fun, reading out loud to your child is the single best way to prepare your kids for learning, no matter what form (virtual, in-classroom, or homeschool) their schooling might take this year.
Created by an elementary school teacher, ABCYa! provides free, online games for use in a web browser, as well as apps for your phone or tablet. The Pre-K collection includes games such as Alphabet Bingo, Birthday Candle Counting, Connect the Dots, and Letter Tracing.
All Kids Network
All Kids Network offers hundreds of free printable worksheets for preschool and kindergarten, but you do need to create a free account first. Categories include Basic Concepts, Reading, Shapes, Colors, Numbers, Writing, Alphabet, and Math.
Busy Toddler: What is Kindergarten Readiness?
“We want to make sure our children are set up for success but we often OVER-value skills we can quantify and measure (like counting and knowing letter names) and UNDER-value the truly important skills which are much more abstract (like social skills).” Look at kindergarten readiness through a “new lens”, and learn why it should not be all about academics and memorization of numbers and letters. Blogger Susie is a former teacher, and mom to three. Her mission is to “bring hands-on learning back to childhood.”
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Kindergarten Readiness Printable
Learning to Count Printable
Alphabet Fun Printable
File Folder Games Printable
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Quote of the Week
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~~ Pablo Picasso ~~ (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) Spanish artist. Find more Pablo Picasso quotes by clicking the link.
Surfing the Calendar
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
Smithsonian Act of Organization Passes Congress and is Signed by President James K. Polk Aug 10, 1846
IBM Launches PC Aug 12, 1981
Perseids Meteor Shower Aug 12-13, 2020
Berlin Wall Erected Aug 13, 1961
Annie Oakley’s Birthday Aug 13, 1860
Hans Christian Ørsted’s Birthday Aug 14, 1777
PowerPoint First Released Aug 14, 1984
Sand Castle Day Aug 14, 2020
Completion of Transcontinental U.S. Railway Aug 15, 1870
Opening of Panama Canal Aug 15, 1914
Wilbur Wright’s Birthday Aug 16, 1867
Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Aug 18, 1774
National Honey Bee Day Aug 18, 2020
Nineteenth Amendment Ratified Aug 18, 1920
Paula Danziger’s Birthday Aug 18, 1945