Mr. B will be starting kindergarten in August 2013. He is currently in part time preschool. Knowing how demanding kindergarten is from Capt. M’s experience, we are taking extra steps to prepare Mr. B. Most of this duty falls on hubby since he is home with Mr. B.
I came home last week to find capital and lower case alphabet letters and numbers cut out. Hubby had re-purposed laminated paper from folders that were falling apart. If you wanted to recreate these, you could use construction paper or for sturdier letters use a laminating machine which are about $30.
Even though Mr. B’s preschool is going over this information, it is nice to reinforce it at home. Hubby will pull out 5 letters at random and have Mr. B identify the letter and then put them in alphabetical order. Of course he needs help with the alphabetical order- but it is good practice. They end up singing the ABC’s pretty often as he is sorting the letters!
Of course there are several other things that can be done with the letters and numbers as Mr. B gains recognition.
What are your favorite ways of teaching your children their letters and numbers?
Hubby is currently a stay at home dad to our two boys. Capt. M is 6 and in 1st grade and Mr. B is 4 and loves staying home with daddy all day. Join us as we chronicle our journey adjusting to daddy daycare.
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