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From: Jen in NH (
Subject:         Re: Starting Kindergarten - Help!
Date: August 1, 2009 at 5:43 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Starting Kindergarten - Help! posted by Kaelyn from TN on July 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm:

If he thinks little workbooks are fun, then sure, use them. The point at this age is to keep it light and fun and foster the love of learning. Just keeping a running conversation with your son through out the day will teach him so much - pointing out the plants that grow in your area, showing him how one plant is different from another (are the leaves at the bottom of the plant or on the stem? how many petals on the flower? what do the roots look like?), listening carefully to the sounds around you (are the sounds loud or soft, high or low, pleasant or annoying?), getting him to put a name to the colors he sees in creation (does the mountain look gray or blue? Do you know the song that has the words "for purple mountain majesties"? Do the leaves of this tree look more green or yellow?).

And answering all of the many questions I'm sure he has through the day, he will learn. You really can't stop kids from learning. Having a little structure with FIAR will gently lead him to think about and notice things he might not have noticed before.

Oh, fun! Those were fun days. Lots of work with little ones but very rewarding!


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