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Every parent wants their child to be successful, confident, and capable. Get Ready 4 Kindergarten helps parents engage preschoolers in learning while having fun together as a family. Kindergarten teachers are not worried about your child not knowing how to read or solve equations; they want your child to be part of a group of children who can work together to discover new information, solve problems creatively, and have enough vocabulary to share their thinking, feelings, and ideas. Using the materials in our monthly subscription boxes, Kindercartons, will engage your whole family in the kinds of activities that build the communication skills, critical thinking, and math/reading readiness necessary for success in kindergarten without worksheets or added screentime.
Get Ready 4 Kindergarten is a family-based program you and your child can do together at home, in the car, at the babysitters, anywhere - anytime. Developed by two professional educators, who each have over 40 years of experience in early childhood education, GR4K is a year-long learning-based program that families can do at home. GR4K will help you teach your child the skills needed to enter Kindergarten ready to succeed.
How Young Children Learn
Children learn by trying things out through the filter of their 5 senses.
A newborn baby learns through their sense of touch that there are loving caresses and snuggly ways of being held. Babies learn the difference between wet and dry or warm and cold through touch and they quickly learn which feels better.
They see a parent’s familiar face or a favorite toy and they smile to show recognition.
A preschool child learns through their senses as well, but in a more complex way. Children use play to learn all sorts of new things through their 5 sense filter.
Daily "Get Ready 4 K" Tip
To prepare for the month of November:
Gather books on turkeys
Gather books on holidays this month: Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving
Look for different fruits and vegetables showing up in the produce section of your grocery. Apple cider? Cranberries? Pomegranates? Tiny oranges? Weird squash?
Kindergarten Readiness Tip for Tuesday, November 12:
Encourage your child to ask questions to get information and then wait for the answers.
Kindergarten Readiness Tip for Monday, November 11:
Television and online news shows will be full of stories about Veterans and service to country today. Talk about the people in your family who have served. Help your children understand and be proud of their family members.
So, what does this look like?
Do you have pictures of family members in uniform? Share them with your children. Do you have a family member who is a veteran? Tell your child about them; if they are living, have your child draw a picture to send them with a thank you note attached. Maybe you have a neighbor who is a veteran? Maybe your family could take a card or some cookies to them. Acts of kindness are valuable lessons for young children.
I am the mother of 2 sons (age 3 and 5) and have tried several subscriptions boxes. This one rises and differentiates itself above the others! Through thematic learning, this box includes a book, corresponding monthly vocabulary cards, craft activities and all necessary supplies, fun kid-friendly recipe ideas, as well as outing ideas (to name a few of the many components of this subscription). Each box comes with a “playbook” for parents to help guide them through the activities and suggestions to enhance the topic of the month.
This kit facilitates learning opportunities for children as young as 2/3 and well into the early elementary age in a fun and engaging way. It also creates opportunities for caregivers to connect with their children without having to research, shop and prepare the materials.
This box is a must for any caregiver looking to enhance their child’s learning outside of the classroom while having an incredibly fun time doing it!
I used the Get Ready 4 Kindergarten subscription box with my 4 year old granddaughter; she spends 2 weekends each month with me. I was worried that she wouldn't be ready for school as she didn't attend preschool. My granddaughter was thrilled to see what was in the box each month. She especially loved the cinnamon and applesauce star craft; we carefully packed the ornaments away for next year. Maria learned new words through the flash cards with pictures; she loved the stories each month. The games were fun for her to play with her cousins. There were so many activities in each box that sometimes I didn't have time to finish them with Maria, so I shared them with her other grandmother who also enjoyed the time crafting with Maria.
I look forward to Maria starting kindergarten in the Fall and I know she'll use the things she learned in her classroom.This was a great opportunity to connect with my granddaughter in a learning environment!
What others are saying about the GR4K program...
Nationwide, our school superintendents report that over 30% of kindergarteners were not ready to learn at the kindergarten level this past year; research shows us that these same children will not read on grade level by grade 3. Parent engagement can make the difference between success and struggle in Kindergarten for our children.