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Kindergarten Readiness Starts When Your Child is Born

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Each of the letters in the word PREPARED stands for a skill that should be practiced with your child before Kindergarten. Click on the links below for ideas, activities, interactive websites, and local resources.


Print name with a capital letter

Teach a child to write their name
Writing activities


Read, read, read

Tips, Tricks and stories
Reading tips
Birchard Public Library


Engage in meaningful/detailed conversation

How to talk to your kids
Conversation starters


Practice using pencil and scissors

Fun activities
Practice fine motor skills
Crafts


Always remember the basics (letters, numbers, shapes, and colors)

Are they ready?
Ohio Department of Education Parents Page


Rhyming word practice

Nursery rhymes
Fun with rhyming


Encourage your child to use their imagination

Imaginative play ideas
Fun pretend play
Grandparent Center


Dedicate time every day for physical activity and social opportunities

Social skills activities
Staying fit
Fremont Recreation Center

Other Resources

Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Topics 


Early Childhood Internet Links for Parents Grandparents Caregivers


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