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Parent Corner

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As a partner in the education and training of your child, it is my hope that "Parent Corner" will be a place for you to find helpful hints and encouragement as you continue to nurture and support your "Special K's" continuing learning endeavors from home. 
 
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Prov. 22:6

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Read to Your Little Bear
 
Read to your little bear often
It's twenty minutes of fun.
It's twenty minutes of moonlight,
And twenty minutes of sun.
Twenty old-favorite minutes,
Twenty minutes brand-new,
Read to your little bear often,
and...
Your little bear will read to you.
Adapted from poem by Rosemary Wells
 
 
 
 
Tips for Encouraging Pre-Readers...
  • Stick labels on objects in your home, such as the table or a toothbrush.  Collect the labels and have your child put them back on the correct items.
  • Play with words. Separate the sounds in words (m-u-d). Note how some words begin with the same sound ("dog"  "dark")
  • Make up silly words/phrases -- rhyming words are great for this! (The funny bunny hopped on a zunny lunny!)

 

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During the year we will explore letters, sounds, numbers, books and all kinds of things in the world around us.  Our environment is rich in print and numbers...take advantage of little moments where you can have your child practice letter/number recognition or even simple words while at the grocery store, or by looking at road signs while driving, etc. 

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Bedtime Stories Boost
Brain Waves!
 
 
When you snuggle with your child and read him/her stories, you stimulate all of the senses at once, making the experience pleasurable and creating positive associations with reading.  Start with short reading sessions and increase their length as his/her attention span grows.  When you point to words in the text with your finger as you read, you are helping to train your child's eyes to automatically follow words and symbols from left to right.  [Source: Scholastic Parent & Child, April/May 2001]
 
 

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Here are some fun websites that you can visit with your child to help reinforce what we're learning in Kindergarten!  Although I have tried to be careful in what I have selected, please use your discretion and remember it is best for children to use any site with supervision and guidance.

www.akidsheart.com

http://pbskids.org/clifford

More with Clifford! Interactive storybooks and games with our favorite friend.

Reading fun with "Between the Lions"

www.funschool.com

www.kidsdomain.com

www.starfall.com

www.biblekidsfunzone.com

Resources and Encouragement for Parents...

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Focus on the Family (Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family Ministry -- EXCELLENT family resources!)

KCMS -- Spirit 105.3 FM

FamilyLife Ministries (Great family resources -- parenting, marriage, personal devotions, etc.)

Dayspring(E-cards with an inspirational Christian mesage)

Heartlight (devotions/inspiration/Ecards)

 
REMEMBER TO PRAISE YOUR CHILD...

Great "Praise Phrases" to Try

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AND, PRAY FOR YOUR CHILD...
 
I read a fantastic book this summer -- "Praying the Bible for Your Children" by David and Heather Kopp.  I highly recommend it -- it will strengthen your personal prayer life, and it will impact the lives of your children as you claim God's promises for them! 

If interested in viewing/ordering "Praying the Bible for Your Children" at Amazon.com, click here.

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Bremerton, WA  98312
 
 

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