Kindercarton Guide

Each month, our program focuses on a theme so that your little one will have a way to connect everything they learn.

When children can connect new learning to things they already know, they remember
things more easily!

As lifelong educators, moms, and grandmas,
the team at Get Ready 4 Kindergarten knows the importance of engaging young children in active learning that builds their confidence as communicators, thinkers, and problem solvers.

This Kindercarton will help
your child develop those skills.

View our Guide to  Kindercartons

July Learning Calendar

Summer is here and this calendar helps you plan learning activities all month!

The Kindercarton box is built on the
5 Building Blocks of Learning


The monthly Parent Guide outlines the talking skills to focus on this month and gives you ideas on how to encourage your child to communicate more. There is a vocabulary list to use as your child learns about the monthly theme. In the box, you’ll find picture word cards that go with this month’s vocabulary. Since this is your first box, you’ll find a hole punch and ring. Punch a hole in each card with the hole punch and slide them on the ring. Please note: The word cards are not for reading; use them for recognition and vocabulary building.


The parent guide describes reading readiness skills with ideas for encouraging reading together and helping your child follow the stories. In your Kindercarton, you’ll find a great book for you to read over and over (repetition is an important part of learning to read)! In the Parent Guide, we’ve included a list of extra reading choices about the monthly theme that you can look for online
or at your local library.


This section covers the math and language readiness skills your child needs to be successful in kindergarten. Each month builds on the previous month and over the course of a year your child will be introduced to everything they need to know to start kindergarten ready to learn. You can
find our year-long curriculum on this page.  We also include Science or Social Studies in the Think section of your parent handbook. 
Each month you can record what your child has learned about the theme in the Science Journal (in your September box). Your child may or may not want to add something to the journal page; they may want to draw a picture, dictate some words for you to record, or even try to write some letters by themselves. Any attempt to record information is a great first step for being a scientist.


We encourage three kinds of play in our program, and each is important to your child’s development: free play, organized play and dramatic play.

Free play is just letting them go— run, shriek, build with blocks, on the playground—have fun for fun’s sake. If they engage in conversation with another child, even better!

Organized play is when you play a game like Go Fish or hide-and-seek with your child. These games are structured, usually with a goal or purpose.

Dramatic play: Some children can set up a dramatic play scenario on their own, but they love it when you help and play, too. You can provide some simple props like plastic dishes and a menu for a “restaurant” so your child can practice communication, math, science, and/or life skills while they play. We provide suggestions in each month’s box and sometimes include props to help you set up a play area.


This part of the guide covers crafts, cooking, and family fun outings ideas. Everything you need to complete each craft is in the individual craft bags. 
The featured activities above
are a fun things to do with your child.  

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Five Building Blocks of Learning! 

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