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