Preparing Your Child for School
Teach your child everything they need to know prior to entering kindergarten. Preparing your Child for School includes 23 video lessons, two print articles and a printable checklist of skills. You will learn:
- What the school expects your child to know BEFORE the first day of school
- Why those skills are important to your child’s future academic success
- Activities to use with your child that are easy, fun and won’t disrupt your busy family schedule.
Learn how to help your child enter school ready for success.
Many parents receive the first report back from the school and are surprised to learn what was expected of their child. After taking this class you will send your child to school ready to learn.
In the United States, less than half of students enter school “kindergarten ready.” We evaluated school readiness tests from around the country. You will learn what’s tested, why your child must master the skills and concepts, and activities to help them quickly learn. It’s all designed to be simple for your family, and fun for your child.
After taking this class, you will be able to help your children with their:
- Academic and Cognitive Development
- Language Development
- Physical Development
- Social and Emotional Development
You will also learn when you should be concerned about your child's progress, and where you can go for help.
Your instructor for this class is National Board Certified Teacher and Bluegrass Learning Senior Education Specialist Bobbie Noall. Bobbie has more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience. The class is designed for busy parents and is also beneficial for any caregiver (grandparent or babysitter) who spends large amounts of time with children from birth-5 years of age.
Meet your instructor and learn what is included in this course.
Academic and Cognitive Development
Section introduction to define "Academic and Cognitive" development
Teach your child how to improve long-term memory
Teach your child how to process and sequence information
Teach your child how to plan and solve problems
Teach your child how to sort items and recognize repeating patterns
Teach your child how to count in fun and painless ways.
Help your child understand higher level math concepts, beyond counting.
Begin to introduce basic arithmetic.
Define literacy and session introduction
Help your child begin to develop a strong foundation for reading
Begin teaching how to recognize written letters.
Helping your child understand the written word has meaning.
Introduction to speaking and listening.
Help your child improve their speech.
How to help your child develop a rich and robust vocabulary
Help your child speak well, so anyone can understand.
Learn the academic importance of physical development
Help your child develop the large muscle groups of the body.
Teaching your child lessons that will improve hand eye coordination and refine small muscle movements
Social and Emotional Development
Send your child to school with appropriate social and emotional development
Learn about your Pre-K options and course conclusion