How To Properly Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

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Many children get nervous about attending kindergarten.  This is a whole new environment for most children, and it can be very intimidating.  In order to calm your child’s nerves and help them succeed, there are simple things you can do as a parent.  The following suggestions will help you prepare your child for his or her big day.

Practice Reading and Writing

To help your child transition into kindergarten, it might be a good idea to practice reading and writing.  This way, it will not be overwhelming for them when it is introduced during school.  You can teach your child how to write his or her name.  In addition, you can read books with your child.  I’ve found that personalized books are a really fun option to help your child develop an interest in reading.  They might even help your child learn how to read faster. Check out some cool personalized books and gifts for both kids and babies from one of my favorite brands Chronicle Books.

Provide a Structured Environment

School offers children a structured environment to learn.  If your child is not used to this, he or she might get overwhelmed.  For this reason, it might be beneficial to set a schedule prior to kindergarten.  Determine a routine that will work best for your family.  This will help them get used to order.  Then, the transition into school will be less of intense for your child.

Spend Time Away From Your Child

Many children suffer from separation anxiety when they go to kindergarten.  They are not used to spending time away from their parents.  If you spend a lot of time with your child, it is a good idea to spend some time apart from your child.  This will serve as preparation for school.  Your child will become more independent, and be less anxious on the first day of school.

Invest In the Back to School Supplies

Although kindergarten students usually do not need books to attend school, they might need a few supplies to feel comfortable in the classroom.  For example, if your child is attending all day kindergarten, it is probably a good idea to get him or her a lunch box.  You could also get your child a backpack, school clothes, crayons, and other recommended tools.  When your child has these supplies, he or she will feel more confident at school.

Visit the School

Before school starts, you might want to visit the school.  This will give your child the opportunity to get to know the area where he or she will be attending kindergarten.  During this time, you might even get an opportunity to meet the teacher.  The little effort behind this activity can really help calm your child’s nerves.

Talk to Your Child

Finally, it is a good idea to talk to your child about attending kindergarten.  Ask them how they feel about this new adventure in their life.  From this discussion, you should be able to gage their level of nerves.  If they seem more nervous, it might be a good idea to provide them with additional support during the first few weeks of school.  You can even volunteer in their class.

Each child is different.  Some children have an easy time going to kindergarten.  Others have a hard time making the transition.  Regardless, these tips should help you make the experience great for your child.

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Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat $34.99

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Amazon has the Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat in three colors priced at $34.99 each. Shipping is free with Prime, or get free shipping on your order of $35 or more. Amazon prices can change at any time.

    Helps safely transport your “big kid” from 30-100 lbs
    Top rated by leading consumer magazines and publications
    Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards
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K’NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set $19.97

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Walmart has the K’NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set priced at $19.97 (reg. $49.99) at Walmart. Choose in store pickup to avoid a shipping charge.

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Fisher Price Grow With Me Trike $16.50 (reg. $34.99)

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Amazon has lowered the price on the Fisher Price Grow With Me Trike to $16.50 (reg. $34.99). Shipping is free with Prime or get free shipping on your order of $35 or more.

Amazon prices can change at any time.

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The Children’s Place: 40% – 50% Off Sitewide & Free Shipping

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Wow! Today only, The Children’s Place is offering 40% – 50% off the entire site and shipping is free. No exclusions. No code required. Click here to shop.


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Heads Up: American Girl Sale at Zulily Is On

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The American Girl Sale at Zuliliy is on. Go, go go!

Just wanted to give you a heads up that tomorrow at 9AM EST, Zulily will open their American Girl Sale. There you will be able to save up to 40% off on Bitty Babies, accessories, books, toys, etc. Make sure you get signed up at Zulily if you haven’t already so that you can start shopping as soon as the sale opens up. Items will sell out fast!

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Gymboree: Halloween & Baby Sale & Free Shipping

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Gymboree is offering up free shipping on all orders today only and they are offering up to 50% off select items in their Baby Sale.

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Don’t forget to check the Halloween section because they are offering 40% off costume items. Click here to shop.

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Kidecals for School, Home & More

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Do you love to organize? If so, you’ll love Kidecals. Hint: They’re not just for kids. Kidecals are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe. You can use these stickers on clothing, backpacks, toys, jars, devices…you name it. They stick to any surface.

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If you still have items that need labeled for school or organization products, Kidecals might be the way to go for you.

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Choose from Boys, Girls, Parents and Organizing and Kitchen Labels, just to name a bit of what’s available. I have been using them on my daughters school items, like her jacket, backpack, etc. and they hold up great. Once you put them on, they stay on. They are very durable. Love them. You can buy Kidecals online and they always offer free shipping. Click here to shop.

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