When parents are assessing which preschool to choose for their child, one of the main questions in their mind is whether or not that particular preschool will adequately prepare their child for Kindergarten in a year or two.
While the ages of 3-5 may seem like early years to start introducing academic curriculum to children, it’s actually the perfect time to start because children are naturally curious, love to learn new things, and are like little sponges. So beginning to prepare them for Kindergarten at this age is a great way to help them learn and grow.
An article on Scholastic’s website has this to say about preschool learning, “Preschoolers learn ‘pre-skills,’ which lay the groundwork for the future. Through their playing, singing and learning, preschoolers gain skills that ultimately help them learn to read, write, build their math and science skills, and become successful students.”
Here are three ways that Lyndon Learning works to make sure our preschoolers are prepared when it’s time for them to move on to Kindergarten.
How Lyndon Learning Prepares Preschoolers for Kindergarten
We Teach Introductory Math Concepts
We make sure we are teaching introductory math concepts in our classrooms in fun, creative ways!
We teach counting up to 50 and 100, and the basics of addition and subtraction with things like blocks, Cheerios, or beans. This creates visual and tactile examples of addition and subtraction problems that help kids understand these basic math concepts.
These fun and easy ways to learn math help build a solid foundation for the math skills they will begin learning in Kindergarten.
We Lay the Foundation of Basic Phonics
By age 3-4, children should be able to identify letters. We springboard from here to teach kids the sounds behind the letters, both long and short sounds.
Learning these basic foundational phonics rules, kids can start to identify short words, their own names, and string sounds from a few letters together. This will lay the foundation for kids to be ready to begin reading in Kindergarten.
We Introduce Kids To Science
At Lyndon Learning, science is approached with enthusiasm and creativity!
There is an abundance of ways to teach kids about science from the natural world around us and even just with the toys around as well. It could be learning about gravity by watching a row of dominoes fall down or creating a “zipline” with yarn and a paperclip, or learning about biology by watching caterpillars turn into butterflies.
We make sure that we incorporate science into our lessons in a fun, engaging ways all the time. This helps spark a child’s curiosity and gives them a beginner’s understanding of science that they will build on over their next school years.
Making sure your child is prepared for Kindergarten is very important, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard when the moment arrives. If you are interested in learning more about the preschool and Lyndon Learning, call and schedule a tour today!