Parent help for kindergartners

Parent help for kindergarteners

Dear Parents,
This is an exciting time for you and your child as he/she gets ready to enter kindergarten. On this page you will find resources to help support the transition into formal schooling. If you have questions, email Dr. Erin Oleksa-Carter at [email protected]

Contact: Dr. Erin Oleksa-Carter

Supervisor of Elementary Teaching and Learning PK-6, and ELD PK-12
Coordinator of Federal Programs
Office for Teaching and Learning
Quakertown Community School District

Resources for Students

Starfall - Free site to teach the basics of reading. Features interactive books and phonics games

Storyline Online - Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud

PBS Kids - Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDSshows

ABCYa - All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

Bedtime Math - Helps kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life

Resources for Parents

Colorin Colorado - A bilingual site for families and educators

Scholastic Parents - Tips on children's books, reading, learning, and activities

Ready For rgarten By: Deborah J. Stewart Kinde - Give your child a running start into kindergarten! Deborah helps parents see how simple, experiential, even play-based activities that are easily woven into a child's and parent's day can help make a difference.

Ready for Kindergarten - What parents,teachers, and childcare providers need to know

Reading Rockets - Launching Young Readers

Top Phonics 11 Apps - Phonics instruction helps children learn the relationships between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language.

Nursery Rhymes - There's a reason we learn nursery rhymes as young children. They help us develop an ear for our language. Rhyme and rhythm highlight the sounds and syllables in words. And understanding sounds and syllables helps kids learn to read!

What to Expect/Ready For Kindergarten Article - Five teachers tell you what preschoolers really need for next year

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