Kindergarten Readiness

The Basic Skills Of Kindergarten

Children love to learn.  In the first years of life, there really is no distinction between learning and play to a child, and they get as much fun and enjoyment from learning new things as they do from any game they play.

Many children’s games and books focus on helping your little one learn colors, shapes and other basics that will be good to have a firm grasp of before they reach kindergarten.

You can use play and reading time to also help your preschool child get a good grasp of the alphabet, how the letters look and numbers and counting.  These will all be excellent basic skills of kindergarten that will make the step into formal school easy and smooth for your child.  In fact, it isn’t out of line to expect your preschooler to learn to sign their name and do some basic letter shaping exercises before they start kindergarten.  How great would that be for them not only to have these core skills and areas of knowledge well in hand before school starts, but to be able to start with that much confidence that they are smart, and ready for school?  That kind of confidence translates into big time success for any student starting on a big new adventure.

Buy kindle book on amazonAlong with using play time in such a productive way, there are many studies that have shown without a doubt that reading to your child every day is one of the finest ways to get them ready for school.  If you read stories to your little one and allow them to look over your shoulder, you will be surprised how many words they will learn to recognize just from that casual time of loving relaxation with mommy or daddy.

But reading is also one of the best ways to improve your child’s vocabulary and ability to speak clearly and expressively.  Don’t be surprised if you find your child with books open early and often because you took the time to read to them even before they start at kindergarten.  And that love of learning is something that will stay with your child for the rest of their life.  What a wonderful gift.

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Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend

Pete’s Monster My New Friend, is a continuation from the first book called Pete’s Monster.

In the first book, the story ends with Pete escorts the Blue Monster to live in his older brother George’s bedroom. Even though the Blue Monster had not caused Pete any harm or concern for him to be afraid of the Blue Monster. Pete wanted the Monster out from under his bed and George’s room seemed the obvious place for the Monster to stay.

It wasn’t till in the second book, Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend, that we watch a friendship grow.

PETE's MONSTER_My New Friend COVER resizedThe Blue Monster knocks at Pete’s bedroom door one night and asks to return to sleeping under Pete’s bed. Pete is happy that the Monster wants to come back as he missed his companion, the Blue Monster. His new friend.

Pete leaves his bedroom after lights out against his Mother’s orders. He goes into the kitchen to get his new Monster friend something to eat, after the Monster tells Pete that he is hungry.

Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend is also a rhyming storybook. It subtly and creatively covers the topic of friendship and was created to inform children at an early age that a friend can be of any size, shape or color.

The moral in the first Pete’s Monster book is that you should never lash out and hurt anyone, (bullying) because the true person who gets hurt the most could end up being you as you could be labeled as a bully at school and no one will want to be your friend.

 

Please enjoy reading Pete’s Monster and if you have any questions, please contact us.

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