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Preparing Your Child for School

How tiny changes to your family routine will help your child build a strong foundation for academic success.
Instructor:
Bluegrass Learning Services
733 students enrolled
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Understand the skills and concepts your child will need upon entering kindergarten
Know why these skills are important and how they impact future academic success
Make small changes to your family routine to help teach your child these skills and concepts
Know when and where to go for help if you have concerns about your child's developmental progress

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
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • 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.

Course Introduction

1
Course Introduction

Meet your instructor and learn what is included in this course.

Academic and Cognitive Development

1
Introduction to Academic and Cognitive Development

Section introduction to define "Academic and Cognitive" development

2
Retaining personal information in long-term memory

Teach your child how to improve long-term memory

3
Sequencing Stories

Teach your child how to process and sequence information

4
Problem Solving

Teach your child how to plan and solve problems

5
Academic and Cognitive quiz

Mathematics

1
Mathematics Introduction

Section introduction

2
Patterns and Sorting

Teach your child how to sort items and recognize repeating patterns

3
Counting

Teach your child how to count in fun and painless ways.

4
Match a number to a quantity

Help your child understand higher level math concepts, beyond counting.

5
Sums

Begin to introduce basic arithmetic.

6
Mathematics quiz

Literacy

1
Introduction to Literacy

Define literacy and session introduction

2
Alphabet

Help your child begin to develop a strong foundation for reading

3
Sight recognition of letters

Begin teaching how to recognize written letters.

4
Print concepts

Helping your child understand the written word has meaning.

5
Literacy quiz

Language Development

1
Introduction to Language Development

Introduction to speaking and listening.

2
Speech Sounds

Help your child improve their speech.

3
Vocabulary

How to help your child develop a rich and robust vocabulary

4
Fluency and Articulation

Help your child speak well, so anyone can understand.

5
Language Development quiz

Physical Development

1
Introduction to Physical Development

Learn the academic importance of physical development

2
Gross Motor Skills

Help your child develop the large muscle groups of the body.

3
Visual and Fine Motor Skills

Teaching your child lessons that will improve hand eye coordination and refine small muscle movements

4
Physical Development quiz

Social and Emotional Development

1
Social and Emotional Development

Send your child to school with appropriate social and emotional development

2
Social and Emotional Development quiz

Course Conclusion

1
Course Conclusion

Learn about your Pre-K options and course conclusion

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